FIREFIGHTERS have been called out to several incidents today after Storm Gertrude brought gales to York and North Yorkshire.

The latest Atlantic depression prompted a 'yellow' wind warning by the Met Office, which said people should be aware of the potential for difficult driving conditions and disruption to travel and power supplies.

York has escaped the worst of the storm, which has caused wider diruption and damage further north. Forecasters say further and potentially-stronger gales are likely to hit York and North Yorkshire on Monday.

North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service said crews dealt with several incidents.

  • Police tweeted this just after 4pm
  • In Scarborough firefighters dealt with a telephone cable that had snapped in the wind and was hanging in the road.
  • A loose chimney pot was removed from a roof in the town.
  • Part of Harrogate had to be cordoned off:
  • Crews are dealing with another unsafe roof in the town
  • Firefighters from Kirkbymoorside inspected and made safe a potentially dangerous sign outside a shop in Helmsley.
  • A fire crew also made safe wind-damaged tiles and rendering from a chimney stack in Westgate, Ripon, and firefighters secured and removed a wind-damaged HGV from the A1.