Friday, January 25, 2008

Weather chaos in northern England

One of at least 11 lorries overturned in Yorkshire.

High winds have caused chaos across northern England, overturning lorries, downing trees and damaging buildings. A building in Wearside belonging to Northern Rock, the bank recently hit by financial troubles, had its roof ripped off. No-one was injured in that incident. On the A1 several lorries overturned causing widespread disruption [Halifax Courier]. Most of the vehicles affected were traveling through Yorkshire. One vehicle also crashed into the central reservation which police say was also weather related. Meanwhile the A66 was also closed by authorities to high sided vehicles due to the continuing high winds [BBC].

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