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    Severe accident: M62 East Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 East Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, from J37 for A614 to J38 for A63.

    M62 East Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 eastbound in East Riding Of Yorkshire from J37, A614 (Howden) to J38, A63 (North Cave), because of an accident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Video caption: Sam Barlow set up the organisation as a way to keep fit and meet friends.

    Sam Barlow set up the organisation as a way to keep fit and meet friends.

  3. Weather warning issued as Storm Arwen approaches

    Storm Arwen is expected to bring severe wind and storm conditions to Yorkshire and Lincolnshire later today and over the weekend.

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    The Met Office has issued an amber warning for parts of Yorkshire and a yellow warning for parts of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

    Amber means it is likely that bad weather will affect people, possibly including travel delays, road and rail closures and power cuts.

    A yellow warning means means the weather is likely to have some impact, for example travel disruption.

    There are warnings of winds of 65 to 75mph - particularly in coastal areas - from 15:00, which is likely to cause travel disruption.

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    The Met Office warns that:

    • Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible
    • Some damage to trees, temporary structures and buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, could happen
    • Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible
    • Some roads and bridges may close
    • Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
    • Injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.

    North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue has warned people to secure large items like trampolines, tables and seating.

  4. Hull-Scarborough rail service back on track

    Richard Madden

    BBC Radio Humberside

    The normal train timetable between Hull and Scarborough should be restored next May, according to Northern Rail.

    hull paragon interchange

    Northern said it made the decision to cut back services because of a driver shortages caused by the pandemic and de-prioritised leisure routes to cope with demand for commuter trains between Hull and places like York, Sheffield and Leeds.

    The operator has now told the Beverley and Holderness MP, Graham Stuart, that a backlog in training new drivers should be cleared soon and a full timetable will be reintroduced in 2022.

    Pete Myers, stakeholder manager at Northern Rail, says 'It was a pleasure to meet with Graham to reassure him that our services will be returning to normal next year.

    'We're also putting money into improving Beverley train station, we’re making the station at Bridlington more accessible with new lifts and putting significant investment into the engineering depot at Hull.”

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    Video caption: Hundreds of tonnes of plastic were in the factory which went up in flames
  6. Hessle factory fire 'accidental' - Investigator

    Initial investigations into a huge fire involving 300 tonnes of plastic at a factory in East Yorkshire indicate the cause was "accidental", officials say.

    Hessle fire plume of black smoke

    The fire at Bridgewood UK's plastic products factory in Hessle, near Hull, began at about 16:00 on Wednesday, prompting evacuations and road closures. No-one was injured.

    At its height, 14 fire engines and about 70 firefighters were at the scene as flames engulfed the manufacturing plant.

    Blackened factory after the fire

    Steve Duffield from Humberside Fire and Rescue Service told BBC Radio Humberside: "I can tell you my fire investigation officer has come back to us after working with others and looked at a most probable cause of accidental.

    "The next stage for us is to work with the premises owners looking to further their return to a business as usual state.

    "We'll continue our investigation throughout that, but the most probable cause at this stage is accidental."

  7. Friday's Yorkshire and Lincolnshire weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    This morning will be very breezy with a mix of sunshine and showers.

    This afternoon will turn largely dry and fine, but it will remain quite windy with strong gusts in places.

    Tonight winds will become very strong from the north reaching gale or even storm force in places:

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    Severe disruption: M62 East Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 East Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, between J38 for A63 and J37 for A614.

    M62 East Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 westbound in East Riding Of Yorkshire between J38, A63 (North Cave) and J37, A614 (Howden), because of a vehicle having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  9. Watch: Drone footage shows Hessle fire aftermath

    Humberside Fire & Rescue Service has released aerial footage showing the devastation caused by a huge fire at a plastics factory near hull.

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    The fire on Saxon Way, Hessle, began at about 16:00 on Wednesday, prompting evacuations and road closures. No-one was injured.

    The blaze involved 300 tonnes of plastic, but is now under control, the fire service said.

    Officials said an investigation into the cause of the blaze would take several days.