Whitby weathers the storm

Bagdale closed to traffic after trees were damaged in the storms on Wednesday night''w140714b
Bagdale closed to traffic after trees were damaged in the storms on Wednesday night''w140714b

Parts of Bagdale, one of the main roads into Whitby town centre, will be closed for most of the morning (Thursday) due to a fallen tree.

It split after being battered during storms last night and is blocking the road making it impassable for cars.

Some of the paths in Pannett Park are also out of bounds for walkers due to trees and branches that have come down.

Other weather related incidents have included a car getting stuck in water near Grosmont, a man being rescued by the fire brigade from a roof top on the Fishburn Park estate and the playground at Seton School in Staithes being closed because of debris.