Traffic lights out on Monkgate
York’s traffic lights seem to have been unusually temperamental of late.
The latest problem is on Monkgate at its junction with Lord Mayor’s Walk and St Maurice’s Road. The lights have gone out at this busy junction.
City of York Council enginners are looking into it. Till they are fixed, the advice? Proceed with caution.
<Signals> 'All out' Monkgate/Lord Mayors Walk/St Maurice's Road junction. Engineers notified, please travel with caution.
— York Travel (@york_travel) September 12, 2018
Train hits cow delaying trains north of York
Two weeks on from the last problems with animals on the tracks, and another LNER train has struck a cow on the East Coast Main Line.
The accident happened between Darlington and Durham, blocking all lines.
The lines reopened at about 11.40am, but delays of up to 45 minutes are expected.
According to the update on the LNER website the disruption is expected to last until 1pm.
#Darlington – All lines have reopened between Darlington and Durham. Delays of up to 45 minutes can be expected to journeys.
— National Rail (@nationalrailenq) September 12, 2018
#LNERUpdate – We have reports that a train has struck a cow between #Durham and #Darlington, as a result all lines are currently blocked. Train services running through these stations may be delayed by up to 30 minutes. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause.
— London North Eastern Railway (@LNER) September 12, 2018
Police arrest man after finding him in possession of these
Police stopped a man in Heworth last night. A searched produced a knife, chisel “and some gloves on this mild evening”.
He was arrested on suspicion of going equipped to steal and possession of a bladed article.
Photograph: NPT York on Twitter
This morning’s headlines
- Thank York It’s Friday! City shops and Park & Ride stay open late – YorkMix
- York pub reopens after being saved from demolition – determined to return to former glories – YorkMix
- Police object to lap dancing club’s bid to open early on race days – Press
- Virgin Trains East Coast bid ‘could have survived’ – Press
- Man arrested for possession of a knife – Minster FM
- River Foss flood storage area plans up for consultation – Minster FM
- Askham Bryan College reveals plans to create a digital farm of the future – Yorkshire Post
Woman talked down from York bridge
Thanks to a team effort a woman was talked down from a York bridge late last night.
The police called in assistance from the York fire rescue boat and York Rescue Boat at the incident on Scarborough Bridge at about 11pm last night.
She was talked down to safety by police officers.
Last night at 23:02 our ‘On-Call’ team were tasked by @NorthYorksFire Control Room to attend an incident at Scarborough Bridge in York alongside York and Acomb FRS crews and @NYorksPolice. Our team were stood down after NYP officers talked the person off the bridge. pic.twitter.com/X2m09H3R5d
— York Rescue Boat (@yorkrescueboat) September 12, 2018
After a grey start it will cheer up in York, with sunshine and a top temp of 17°C.