Storm Franklin: Live updates as strong winds hit Leeds and train passengers advised not to travel

Strong winds are continuing to batter Leeds this morning as Storm Franklin continues to wreak havoc on the city's transport links.

By Alex Grant
Monday, 21st February 2022, 8:54 am
Updated Monday, 21st February 2022, 9:02 am

A yellow weather warning for high winds remains in place across the city.

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Meanwhile passengers travelling in and out of Leeds station are being advised not to travel this morning as lengthy delays and cancellations to services remain likely.

Flood warnings also remain in place after the River Aire burst its banks last night resulting in homes in Wortley being flooded.

A yellow weather warning for high winds remains in place across the city.

Storm Franklin: Live updates as strong winds hit Leeds

Last updated: Monday, 21 February, 2022, 13:37

X84 bus service back running as normal

The X84 bus service previously diverted as a result of flooding has now returned to its normal route.

Boston Spa bridge closed

West Yorkshire Police are advising drivers to avoid the bridge on Bridge Road in Boston Spa which has been closed to all traffic.

Update from Coastliner

An update from York & County Coastliner bus service has confirmed the following services to and from Leeds have been cancelled.

Leeds Bradford Airport latest

Briefing:

  • At present, LBA is open as usual however, adverse weather conditions have caused disruption to flight schedules.
  • LBA has worked with airline and airport partners to ensure passengers can still travel safely.
  • Passengers should check with their airline or tour operator for the status of their flights.
  • Passengers can also check our arrivals and departures page on the LBA website for live updates.
  • Passengers should check local travel advice and Highways England for access to the airport and its surrounding roads

A spokesperson at LBA said: “We currently remain open but are experiencing some delays and disruptions to flights. We’d recommend passengers check with their airlines and on our website for live updates.”

Fallen tree on Friday

This weekend has been full of strong winds and on Friday there was a dramatic moment as this fell tree in front of north Leeds restaurant Tuana in Adel’. Thanks to the good work of staff the restaurant was able to remain open via use of the restaurant’s side door.

All the flood warnings in place across Leeds

There are 30 ‘flooding is expected’ warnings in place across Leeds today as Storm Franklin continues to wreak havoc.

Below is the full list of flood alerts and warnings in Leeds to be aware of

Storm Franklin: All the flood warnings in place across Leeds with 30 'flooding is expected' alerts

There are 30 'flooding is expected' warnings in place across Leeds today as Storm Franklin continues to wreak havoc.

All North West Northern trains cancelled

Due to the severe weather and numerous incidents, caused by Storm Franklin, Northern will be terminating all services in the North West.

Passengers are advised not to attempt to travel or to head to stations as there are no alternatives.

Northern are hoping to get parts of the railway back later this morning. Tickets will be valid later today if the railway reopens, or tomorrow.

If you decide not to travel you can get a refund.

Road in Horsforth blocked - latest

A picture, shared with the YEP, shows a tree completely blocking Fraser Avenue in Horsforth this morning.

Huge fallen tree blocking road in Horsforth as Storm Franklin causes chaos in Leeds

A large tree has toppled over blocking a Leeds road after strong gusts as Storm Franklin sweeps across the city.

A yellow warning is to remain in place across Leeds until 1pm today.

A yellow warning is to remain in place across Leeds until 1pm today.

Road in Horsforth blocked

Dramatic scenes in Horsforth as a downed tree has blocked Fraser Avenue.

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