Tree Blocks Main Street in Upper Poppleton: Storm Isha wreaks havoc
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Tree Blocks Main Street in Upper Poppleton: Storm Isha wreaks havoc

Northern Powergrid – the network manager for the north east, Yorkshire and north Lincolnshire – said that Storm Isha is impacting its network and is unable to provide estimated restoration times for customers.

In a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, Northern Powergrid stated that 84 per cent of its customers affected by strong winds and rain have had power restored.

Elsewhere, a road in a village near York is blocked this morning, with a fallen tree across both lanes in Main Street in Upper Poppleton close to the White Horse Public House, causing traffic in each direction to be blocked.

Additionally, floods have forced St George’s Field car park to close in York city centre.

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A yellow weather warning for wind remains in place for the United Kingdom, with peak gusts of 99 miles per hour predicted for Scotland yesterday. The Met Office said strong winds associated with Storm Isha are likely to bring disruption to travel and utilities across the country today (Monday, January 22).

The agency also warned of possible damage to buildings, injuries from flying debris, power cuts, and compromised mobile phone coverage. The yellow weather warning for wind remains in place for York and North Yorkshire into Tuesday and Wednesday.