Amber and yellow weather warnings are in place this week as Storm Eunice arrives just 24 hours after Storm Dudley blew through our region.
Storm Eunice will arrive in our region in the early hours of Friday 18 February and bring rain, snow and very strong winds of up to 60 or 70 mph for the whole day.
The HUMBER BRIDGE will be CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES, cyclists and pedestrians from 1330 hrs on Friday 18 February.
It will remain closed until early evening. Keep informed via social media and local radio.
The Met Office has put out Amber and Yellow Warnings for the Yorkshire and Humber region from 0500 to 1800 hrs. In other parts of the country Red Warnings have been issued showing the severity of the incoming weather conditions which will hit the South-West first.
Drivers should take extra care and plan journeys accordingly, allowing extra time. Falling debris in the road is highly likely. Flurries of snow are possible on higher ground with a few cm on lower ground affecting driving conditions.
What to expect
- Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible, as well as some roads and bridges may close
- Drivers of high sided vehicles are urged to respect the restrictions given on the approaches to the Humber Bridge (and Ouse Bridge) for their safety and that of other road users
- Fallen trees and some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, could happen
- Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
- On sea fronts, there is a chance of injuries and danger to life from flying debris, as well as large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties
Sheds, outbuildings, side gates, wheelie bins and garden furniture should be secured if possible to reduce the risk of damage.
Trampolines should be tied down or placed upside down to avoid risk of them tipping or lifting in the strong winds.
Should be aware of the potential for tables and chairs, signage and flags outside their buildings to cause damage to shop fronts or the public if not properly secured.