'People are risking lives': Police urgently warn Leeds residents to stay indoors during Storm Ciara

West Yorkshire Police have warned Leeds residents to stay indoors during Storm Ciara.

Sunday, 9th February 2020, 12:57 pm
Updated Sunday, 9th February 2020, 12:58 pm

In a tweet, the contact management centre said: "We cannot stress enough, please stay indoors if you have no reason to go outside.

"Some riverbanks are ready to burst and people are putting their own lives at risk to take pictures and videos."

Flights have been cancelled, rivers have burst and drivers have been left stranded due to the storm.

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Police SWNS

The Met Office said Storm Ciara will bring a spell of very strong winds on Sunday.

Flying debris could lead to Injuries or danger to life, the forecast said.

Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs is expected.

Commuters should expect longer journey times and cancellations, as road, rail, air and ferry services are affected.

Some roads and bridges will be closed - with the possibility of the Humber Bridge being closed for the first time ever.

Power cuts with the potential to affect other services will also hit mobile phone coverage.

Injuries and danger to life from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties are all issues to be aware of, The Met Office stated.

Disruption to travel is also likely during Sunday.