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Weather warnings issued for Yorkshire

Weather warnings issued for Yorkshire

Published at 5:29pm 4th December 2015. (Updated at 7:25pm 4th December 2015)

We're being warned about the risk of more heavy rain and possible flooding from tonight.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain in Yorkshire and the Humber to run until Sunday.

It says some medium-level travel disruption is possible.

There are several flood warnings and alerts in place.  

The Met Office has also issued a yellow weather warning for wind, with gusts of up to 60 mph forecast during Saturday and overnight into Sunday. 

Due to these Met Office warnings, the Highways Agency is urging drivers to be prepared for the severe weather over the weekend. 

It's issued an amber weather alert for motorways and major A roads in the North. 

Phil Stockford, Emergency Planning Manager at Highways England, said: "We issue severe weather alerts when there is a significant risk to vehicles using motorways and major A roads. The amber status means drivers should be prepared before setting out on journeys.

"There's a particular risk to lorries and other vulnerable vehicles, such as caravans and motorbikes, so we're asking drivers to slow down and to avoid using exposed sections of motorways and other routes if possible.

"We're advising drivers to plan their journeys before they set out, checking the forecast and road conditions, as well as to leave extra time for their journeys and to delay their journey if the weather becomes severe."

It says routed potentially affected by gusts over the weekend include the A1(M) Junction 47 to Junction 49 between Knaresborough and Dishforth and parts of the M62.        

Drivers are being advised to follow messages on the overhead signs.

Further information can be found at or by calling the Highways England Information Line on 0300 123 5000. 

You can check the latest flood warnings and alerts at or by calling the Environment Agency's Floodline on 0345 988 1188.