A major road running through North Yorkshire has been closed to some vehicles after strong winds.

The A66 in near Richmond has been closed to high-sided vehicles due to strong winds.

The closure is currently in place for both ways between the M6 J40 at Penrith and A1(M) J53 at Scotch Corner.

It comes after Met Office issued a yellow warning for wind for the North East.

A yellow warning for wind is currently in place for the North East from 6am tomorrow until 11pm on the night.

Very strong and gusty winds are likely and could lead to some travel disruption during Friday morning.

Read more: Met Office issue yellow warning for wind for the North East​ 

Delays to road, rail, air and ferry services are likely and some bus and train services could also be affected by the weather.

Although the warning doesn’t fall within the North East area, it does not mean we will escape the extreme weather.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: “The Met Office National Severe Weather Warning Service (NSWWS) warns of the potential impacts caused by severe weather and the likelihood of those impacts occurring.

“This does not mean that areas outside the warning area will not see severe weather, just that the more extreme impacts are expected within the warning zone.”

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