Firefighters tackle problems caused by high winds

York Press: Shoppers in York feel the power of the gusts of wind Shoppers in York feel the power of the gusts of wind

FIREFIGHTERS have taken steps to keep the public safe as gales continue to sweep North and East Yorkshire.

A platform ladder was used to deal with insecure Christmas decorations in Gowthorpe, Selby, this morning and an insecure sign was removed from a shop front in Whtiby.

In Ramsey Road, Bridlington, a metal shed, insecure due to high winds, was secured by firefighters using lines and paving slabs, and in Cliff Street, Bridlington, they used a hydraulic platform to remove loose lead from the roof of a property.

However, the three emergency services said there had not yet been a serious incident in the wind.

East Coast said that because of a forecast for high winds in the north of England, all services north of Doncaster were running at reduced speed until 2pm, adding up to two hours to journey times.

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