Storm Henry is expected to bring gales of 70mph to the region and Highways England has issued an amber alert for motorways and major A roads. Exposed routes, including the A66 over the Pennines and high points of the A69, are particularly dangerous to high-sided vehicles such as lorries and caravans, as well as motorcycles.
An amber warning means drivers should be prepared when setting off on journeys.
Areas to avoid are:-
M1 junction 39 to 40 – Crigglestone to Dewsbury
A628 – Woodhead Pass
M62 junction 23 to 25 – Huddersfield to Brighouse
M62 junction 31 to 32 – Normanton to Pontefract
M62 junction 35a to 36 – Rawcliffe Bridge, M18 Interchange to junction 36 Goole
M62 junction 36 to 37 – River Ouse/Ouse Bridge
A1(M) junction 47 to 49 – between A59 Knaresborough and A168 Dishforth
A1(M) junction 58 to 65 – between A1 and Washington at junction 65
A66 – between M6 junction 40 to A1 (Scotch Corner)
A19 – Hylton Bridge over River Wear
A19 Tees Viaduct
A19 Leven Viaduct
Road users are being advised to follow messages on the overhead signs and listen to radio updates. Further information can be found by visiting the web page or calling the Highways England Information Line on 0300 123 5000.