STRONG blustery winds have brought branches and walls down across Huddersfield overnight.

Police were called to several incidents where large branches had fallen into roads.

But the worst incident in the north happened in East Yorkshire when a driver was trapped in a car by a falling tree.

It happened on the A165 Beverley to Driffield road close to the army base at Leconfield.

Firefighters freed the trapped person from a Ford Focus which blocked the main road.

Spokesman Glenn Ramsden: “Crews have been working throughout the region making safe structural damage on a number of properties.”

The calls to structural problems in the atrocious weather conditions have come just a few days after many properties were hit by the earthquake centred on nearby Market Rasen.

Mr Ramsden said: “For the second time within a few days our crews are braving the elements to make structures safe.

“This can be a very dangerous job and we advise people to stay clear of the area that our firefighters are working in.”

Mr Ramsden said firefighters had also been called to a chimney stack which had collapsed on to a bungalow in Hull. No-one was hurt.