The storm which has an amber warning issued is already causing widespread flooding and disruption across many parts of Northern England. With many rural communities cut off due to flooding or downed trees.
TeesPix braved the worsening conditions and headed out to the Yorkshire Dales National Park to see first hand the damage and disruption that Stam Isha is causing. Many routes in Swaledale, Wensleydale and Cumbria have suffered from flooding, incidents and closures due to wind.
The village of Hawes deep in Wensleydale is pretty much cut off as a result of rising water and reports of flooding coming through affecting Shap and Appersett.
The video below shows the absolute power of the storm taken this afternoon…
Drivers are reminded not to attempt to drive through floodwater as it’s difficult to gage the depth of the water and cars can easily become overwhelmed with water and break down or cause a greater hazard.
Disruption to roads, rail and flights is also widespread with roads closed to high sided vehicles and many tain services either cancelled altogether or running with significant delays. At the airports Manchester, Dublin and London Heathrow have also seen flights either cancelled or diverted to more suitable airports after gale force winds made landing difficult.
On the region’s roads there are currently closures and restrictions set to remain in place till at least early Monday morning.
- A19 Tees Viaduct is currently closed to High Sided Vehicles between the A66 and A1046
- A66 between the A1 at Scotch Corner and the M6 Motorway at Penrith is also closed to high sided vehicles
- A6 Shap is reported to be closed between Kendal and Shap due to flooding
- A684 Hawes to Aysgarth closed due to flooding
Electricity supplier Northern Powergrid is also facing extra demand on their services due to numerous power cuts as a result of Storm Isha with parts of Teesdale, Weardale, County Durham and East Cleveland all facing isolated power cuts.
This message has been placed on their website…
Conditions are expected to peak overnight and subside into Monday with the amber weather warning downgraded just after the morning commute. The public are advised to exercise caution if travelling on the region’s roads and rail and are advised to plan ahead and expect disruption.
Photos below show some of the flooding caused by Storm Isha…
We will continue to monitor the storm as it develops and bring you any new updates.
Last Updated on 7 February 2024