Storm Eunice: Live updates as thousands of Leeds homes without power, travel disrupted and buildings damaged

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Storm Eunice has caused travel chaos on the roads, on the railway and in the skies above Leeds as flights were grounded and incoming planes were forced to divert.

Thousands of homes in the city have been hit by power cuts, while others have been damaged by the force of the winds seen this afternoon and in the early evening. Follow our live blog below and refresh the page for the latest updates.

Storm Eunice: Power cuts, Leeds flights diverted, cladding blown off building

Flight bound for Leeds Bradford Airport from Lanzarote forced to divert due to winds

A flight originally bound for Leeds Bradford Airport from Lanzarote has been forced to divert due to strong winds.

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More fallen trees blocking roads across Leeds:

Farsley resident Nicola Lawson shared dramatic photographs of a fallen tree in in The Gardens.

She said: “‘Tree is down on The Gardens and has taken out phone lines and telegraph pole/lines are blocking Farfield Avenue, please use a different route for now.

“We are blocking the road with cars but the telegraph pole is split in two and threatening to come down into Farfield Avenue, all the wires are all over the road.”

It comes after a road was blocked in Armley due to another fallen tree.

The tree is blocking both Heights Way and Albany Terrace.

First Bus confirmed that the 15 service is diverting in both directions.

Elsewhere, Flyer Buses confirmed that the A3 service cannot run on cemetery road in Yeadon due to a fallen tree.

The A3 service will operate via high street both directions.

Police are in attendance at the scene.

Storm Eunice is causing more chaos in Leeds as trees continue to fall due to the strength of the winds.

Fallen tree in Farsley. Photo: Nicola Lawson Fallen tree in Farsley. Photo: Nicola Lawson
Fallen tree in Farsley. Photo: Nicola Lawson | Nicola Lawson

Another fallen tree - this time in Otley:

Trees on the track at Leeds station:

The latest from the fallen tree scene in Farsley:

Police are now at the scene. Photo provided by Nicola Lawson.

Nicola Lawson

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Strong winds blow cladding off apartment block in Clarence Dock

The force of the winds now hitting Leeds is so great that it’s blown the cladding off an apartment building in Clarence Dock.

Leeds garden centre closure as roof is blown off

Palmers Plants has announced that it will be temporarily closed this weekend after its roof was blown off.

The garden centre in Calverley Lane, Calverley, has said it will keep customers posted about its reopening date.

Partial reopening of M1 near Leeds after lorries overturn

Highways England has confirmed the M1 has now reopened northbound between J40 (Ossett) and J41 (East Ardsley). However, J39 (Wakefield) to J40 remains closed for ongoing recovery of the overturned lorry.

West Yorkshire Police are in attendance. National Highways Traffic Officers are also on scene assisting with traffic management.

Diversions are in place with details available here on the Highways England website.

LNER update on last service leaving Leeds tonight

Rail company LNER has said the last train from Leeds to London Kinds Cross will depart at 8.45pm. All other services have been cancelled.

It says passengers are strongly advised not to travel today. Tickets will be accepted for travel until Tuesday February 22.

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