Road closure near Barton at peak time as bad weather batters North Lincolnshire
A ROAD near Barton was closed this morning (Thursday Dec 20) after strong winds battered North Lincolnshire.
The A1077 was closed between South Ferriby and Barton during the rush hour after strong winds caused a large branch break off and land in the carriageway.
Although no-one was hurt in the incident, long delays were caused for motorists travelling to and from Barton.
A stretch of the road was closed between 7.20am and 8.50am while North Lincolnshire cleared the debris and made the road safe.
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It has since been re-opened and traffic is running more smoothly.
Heavy rain fell across the region overnight, with the Met Office issuing a yellow warning for further rain throughout today (Thursday, December 20).
People in Yorkshire and the Humber are also being told to stay aware of potential flooding, with the ground already saturated by rain that fell overnight.
The Met Office expects rainfall to continue until Friday morning, and police are warning motorists to be aware of standing water on the roads and strong winds while driving.
Steve Parker, Emergency Planning Officer for the Highways Agency said this morning: “Drivers are advised to check the weather and traffic conditions and leave extra time for their journeys as weather conditions could lead to delays on our network.
“There are times during prolonged and heavy downpours when standing water can collect on carriageways and residual water can result in very thick spray. Drivers should slow down in wet conditions and take extra care. Driving too quickly through water can cause aquaplaning and loss of control of your vehicle which can lead to accidents.”