100mph gust recorded as motorists rescued from floodwater and communities lose power due to Storm Isha

Tree down in Hawes. Photo: North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Dozens of communities have been left without power after Storm Isha brought heavy rain and gale-force winds to the district.

Dozens of homes in upper Wensleydale have suffered a power cut with gusts of more than 70mph measured in the Dales last night — and one even topping 100mph recorded at Tan Hill.

 

 

Northern Powergrid has been unable to say when supplies will be connected with the high winds making repairs difficult.

Flooding on the A684 has subsided this morning with the road now clear between Aysgarth and Bainbridge and passable at Wensley.

 

 

Firefighters from Hawes and Reeth were called out last night to rescue the occupants of a vehicles tuck in flooding at Appersett.

The motorists were rescued from the vehicle and taken to a nearby pub for a welfare check.

Several roads were blocked by falling trees.

Hawes firefighters were even prevented from getting back to their station due a tree across the road after a call-out.

 

Yellow weather warnings for wind are set to remain in place until Wednesday.

Further heavy rain is forecast on Tuesday.