Storm Pia in Yorkshire live: Road closures, rail delays, fallen trees and other weather incidents

Storm Pia has hit Yorkshire – bringing wind speeds of up to 80mph.
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Stormy weather in Scarborough

There are already major delays on the railways and several roads have been closed.

The live blog will be updated throughout the day.

Storm Pia in Yorkshire

Key Events

  • Train operators advise passengers not to travel - several lines blocked and services suspended
  • Power cuts in West Yorkshire
  • Some roads closed to high-sided vehicles

This live blog has now ended

This live blog has now ended and the yellow wind warning over Yorkshire has been lifted by the Met Office.

Edinburgh / Newcastle / York / Leeds - London Kings Cross

A speed restriction is in place at various locations on the route between Edinburgh / York / Leeds and Grantham.

Some LNER services between Edinburgh and London Kings Cross will terminate/start at Newcastle, not calling at stations north of Newcastle.

Where services do run, your whole journey may be delayed by up to 30 minutes.

Due to this, restrictions for tickets dated today (Dec 21) have been lifted and tickets are valid on LNER services on throughout Thursday (Dec 21) and Friday (Dec 22).

Storm Pia has brought trees down across Yorkshire, including on Crowther Avenue, Calveryley, Leeds.

Tree down: York city walls closed between Jewbury and Monk Bar

York city walls between Jewbury and Monk Bar is closed due to a tree down.

East Midland Railway Sheffield - Stockport train delays

East Midlands Railway delays between Sheffield and Stockport due to high winds causing speed restrictions. This is causing delays on the Liverpool / Nottingham / Norwich route.

How does this affect my train?

Trains running through the area in both directions will be delayed by 10 minutes.

How do I get where I need to be?

You should continue to travel as originally planned however your journey may be delayed by 10 minutes.

Yellow warning to end

The yellow wind warning is to end at 3pm today (Dec 21)

X17 is not able to run between Walton, Matlock and Wirksworth due to Storm Pia.

Fountains Abbey and Studley Park are closed today due to the weather.

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