Watch Leeds drivers battle against torrential rain as city centre roads begin to flood

Leeds drivers are battling through the torrential rain - as city centre roads begin to flood.

By Daniel Sheridan
Sunday, 9th February 2020, 11:36 am
Updated Sunday, 9th February 2020, 11:37 am

A 'danger to life' warning was issued by the Met Office - as the warning for Storm Ciara was upgraded from Yellow to Amber yesterday.

Winds of up to 80mph have battered Yorkshire, with many residents choosing to stay indoors.

However, for those brave enough to leave their homes, roads are flooding in the city centre.

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Horrific driving conditions in Leeds

Shocking video footage shows one van driver as he passes under a bridge on Whitehall Road which is covered in surface water.

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.