Storm Gerrit: First pictures from the scene as Yorkshire battered by high winds, flooding and halted traffic

Yorkshire was hit by high winds, flooding and halted traffic as Storm Gerrit swept battered the county.

Storm Gerrit swept across the UK and caused high winds, heavy rain, flooding, and halted traffic in Yorkshire.

The Met Office issued a yellow weather or rain in Yorkshire, covering 3am to 6pm yesterday (Dec 27), with the biggest risk being flooding.

Heavy rain caused river levels to rise and roads were subsequently flooded – with several being closed, including the A1 northbound between J52 and J53. Several trains were also cancelled yesterday (Dec 27).

Images show flood defences being put in place and people braving the storm to view the coast at high tide.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has also warned travellers not to drive through any floodwater that’s moving or more than 10cm (4 inches) deep after Rastrick Fire Station officers were called out to rescue a member of the public stranded in their car.

There are still currently 10 flood warnings in place across the county including at the seaside in Scarborough, and the rivers Swale, Ouse, Tutt, Nid and Ure.

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