Clean-up under way after storms batter South Yorkshire

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A major clean-up operation is under way across South Cleanb- today after the county was battered by storms.

Around thirty residents were evacuated from the Roman Ridge care home in Wincobank overnight when part of the roof blew off.

They were provided with emergency accommodation at the Northern General Hospital.

Emergency services dealt with hundreds of calls about trees blowing over and unsafe buildings.

Around 40 trees were reported to be down in both Sheffield and Doncaster.

A man had to be cut free from his car after a tree landed on it in Goodison Boulevard, Cantley, Doncaster.

A tree surgeon was called out to cut the tree away to give access to firefighters.

Another tree landed on a car on Apy Hill Lane, Tickhill, Doncaster.

Arksey Primary School in Doncaster is closed today after part of the roof blew off.

Firefighters were alerted to scores of weather-related incidents, including the collapse of the gable end of a house on Doncaster Road, Darfield, Barnsley and the partial collapse of another gable end in Lennox Road, Hillborough.

The strongest gust recorded by weather forecasters MeteoGroup was 54mph at Finningley, Doncaster.

A spokesman said the winds would ease today but there may be a chance of a few scattered showers, which will be wintry over high ground.

Persistent heavy rain is expected on Friday afternoon and is due to last until around 9pm.

Saturday will be unsettled with showers throughout the day but Sunday should be dry and bright.