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Video: High winds overturn lorry in Driffield

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Road closures are in place on the b1248, Scarborough Road, Driffield as Humberside Police work to move an overturned lorry.

Humberside Police were called at 9.41am today reporting an overturned Volvo potato wagon on the B1249, Scarborough Road, Driffield.

The driver of the vehicle sustained minor injuries.

A spokesman for Humberside Police said: “The road is closed at the Driifield end and at the Kilham turn off while the lorry is moved.”

Motorists are urged take extra care over the next 24 hours with winds of up to 80mph forecasted to hit the region.

The Met Office’s “amber warning” is in place between 2am and 4pm on Thursday 5 December 2013.

Drivers of high-sided vehicles in particular are advised to avoid exposed routes and bridges and follow Highways Agency safety guidance.

Also, on the east coast – covering the Whitby, Scarborough and Filey areas in North Yorkshire – people are urged to keep away from sea walls, piers and other water fronts as heavy waves are expected to crash over the sea defences.

The heavy waves are expected to hit during Thursday afternoon due to a combination of the strong wind and the high spring tide.

Where road closures are in place along the coastline, drivers are asked to avoid the area until further notice.

The Environment Agency updates its flood guidance every 15 minutes on its website at http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/31618.aspx and people can follow the Environment Agency on Twitter at @EnvAgency using the hashtag #floodaware

Met Office weather forecasts and warnings can be found at http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/ and people can follow the Met Office on Twitter at @metoffice and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/metoffice

Live traffic information updates are available on the Highways Agency website at www​.highways​.gov​.uk/​t​r​a​f​fic or tune into local radio for the latest traffic and travel information.

 

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