Strong winds overturned 10 lorries in north-east England today as the region was battered by gales.
Parts of the A1 were closed to HGVs as gusts reaching up to 70mph swept across North Yorkshire and County Durham.
Diversions were put in place between junction 61 at Bowburn, County Durham, and junction 49 at Dishforth in North Yorkshire as the emergency services dealt with the overturned HGVs.
No one was injured in the incidents, police said.
Bron: Guardian | Gewijzigd: 26 januari 2008, 21:25 uur, door Marga
Een storm heeft de afgelopen dagen voor zwaar weer gezorgd in Schotland en het noorden van Engeland. Op de Schotse Hooglanden werd een windstoot van 238 kilometer per uur waargenomen.
Deze windstoot kwam voor op 1245 meter hoogte op Cairn Gorm. Maar in de lagere delen stond ook veel wind. Op de Shetlands werd een windstoot tot 176 kilometer per uur gemeten. In Noord Ierland 112 km/uur en in Noord-Engeland 128 km/uur.
De storm ging gepaard met veel regen. Op het eiland Sky viel 75 millimeter regen.
Flooding is continuing to cause problems in parts of central Scotland after heavy rain storms. Central Scotland Police said some roads had been closed and the A84 from Callander to Strathyre was only passable by high-clearance vehicles. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has issued severe flood warnings around Loch Tay, the River Earn and the River Tummel.
Forecasters said the heavier, more persistent rain would gradually clear. A spokesman for Central Scotland Police said high-clearance vehicles, such as lorries and some 4x4s, could pass through the flooding on the A84, but it was still too deep to allow saloon vehicles through.
The A908 Fishcross to Tillicoultry road and A905 Airth to Dunmore road were closed by the deluge. Several properties were also affected by flooding in the Tillicoultry area and the police said a number of residents had been advised to leave their homes.