Storm Babet in Yorkshire live: Latest traffic, travel and weather updates from Leeds, York, Bradford, Huddersfield, Sheffield, Halifax, Scarborough as Storm Babet hits
The rain has been hammering down overnight and The Met Office, Environment Agency and National Highways have all issued warnings to people to stay safe during the storm.
In Scotland, where the worst of the weather has hit, a woman has died after flooding caused by Storm Babet saw hundreds of homes evacuated, while thousands were hit by power cuts.
Police Scotland said the body of the 57-year-old woman was recovered from Water of Lee at Glen Esk, where a rare red weather alert is in place until noon on Friday.
Five flood warnings have been issued by the Environment Agency’s Floodline service in Dauntsey, Wiltshire; Sandsend, North Yorkshire; Bridlington, East Yorkshire; the Tyne estuary and in areas surrounding the River Maun in Nottinghamshire.
The agency has 87 flood alerts in effect across the rest of England.
The Met Office said some communities could be cut off for several days by severe flooding, while the British Geological Survey has warned the storm could also cause landslides in Scotland.
Gusts in excess of 60mph are likely on Friday, with particularly poor conditions on immediate coastlines with large waves adding to the list of hazards.
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Storm Babet in Yorkshire
This blog has now closed as the worst of Storm Babet has passed
Parts of Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster are still affected by flooding and our sister title The Star is continuing to run a live blog on the aftermath of the storm
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Terrible flooding in Catcliffe, near Rotherham - our sister title the Sheffield Star has extensive coverage
Leeds Bradford Airport runway was meant to re-open at 10am - this has now been pushed back till 2pm
Road closures in North Yorkshire due to flooding
River Esk has flooded in the North York Moors
Fears for Fishlake after infamous 2019 floods
Fishlake is a village east of Doncaster, close to the River Don. It made national headlines in November 2019, when over 170 houses were flooded as the river broke its banks.
This morning levels at the Fishlake measuring station were close to seven metres and rising
Flood fears move to Doncaster
The River Don has already flooded railway line between Doncaster and Sheffield - no trains running