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As it happened: High winds hit Huddersfield and Yorkshire

Live coverage as our area is battered by high winds and rain - get in touch on Twitter @examiner, on Facebook at Huddersfield Examiner or email to digital@examiner.co.uk

Colette Nuttall Lorry on M62 close to Scammonden hit by high winds
Lorry on M62 close to Scammonden hit by high winds

Huddersfield is being battered by high winds this evening. The Met Office expects winds to get up to around 60 to 70mph in our area.

Below are a selection of stories from today;

Roof ripped from swimming pool, M62 delays, trees down, power cuts: high winds hit Huddersfield - click here to read

Storm tears apart Salendine Nook swimming pool roof - as children's lessons take place below - click here to read

Commuters on the M62 have been warned to be on their guard for a tough time driving home.

There were fears earlier that winds could hit 100mph in exposed high spots but the warning has been downgraded by the Met Office.

However, earlier in the afternoon gusts hit 55mph in Salendine Nook and topped 65mph in Emley.

We'll bring you the latest reports through the evening and help you to get home safely.

4:49 pm

Here's an amazing shot by Collette Nuttall of the effects of the wind on the M62

Colette Nuttall Lorry on M62 close to Scammonden hit by high winds

4:50 pm

M62 is now closed to high sided vehicles between 24 Ainley Top and 22 Rishworth Moor.

4:50 pm

The A628 Woodhead Pass is currently closed to highsided vehicles due to high wind speeds.

4:50 pm

A curtain sided lorry has overturned on the M62 at Scammonden. Two lanes closed towards Manchester and queueing traffic between J23 A640 / A643 (Huddersfield) and J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor)

4:54 pm

Just heard there have now been three lorries  in three separate incidents in our area. The latest is a person trapped under HGV on A62 at Standedge above Diggle. Emergency services on scene.

4:58 pm

This was the Met Office prediction for where the storms would hit issued earlier today


Met Office storm warning for 'Wild Wednesday'

4:59 pm

5:01 pm

Our poor chief photographer Julian Hughes has pictures from the M62 - but he's struggling for a signal up there as you can imagine.

We'll bring you the pictures as soon as he's able to file them

5:03 pm

5:05 pm

Bridgewater Place in Leeds is now closed because of the winds

5:08 pm

Here's ITV weatherman Jon Mitchell with a view from above

5:09 pm

This is from Huddersfield

5:10 pm

5:11 pm

The M1 Tinsley viaduct is closed to high-sided vehicles

5:14 pm

No joke this - is you've got anything that needs tethering up or tieing down, get it done.

West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service put out a warning earlier

5:15 pm

Queueing traffic and traffic heavier than normal on M621 outbound between J2 A643 (Elland Road) and M1 J43 (Belle Isle).

Traffic is joining up with congestion on the M1.

5:16 pm

5:21 pm

This was a couple of hours ago but it just show the strength of the wind

5:24 pm

This was a couple of hours ago but it just show the strength of the wind

5:25 pm

Just had a 72mph gust at Salendine Nook at 5.20pm. These winds will get much stronger in the next 2 hours & showers will turn to snow - that's from our weatherman Paul Stevens



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