Drivers gripped to their steering wheels as a freak downpour of "biblical" proportions struck.

Storm Dennis saw heavy rain pelt down from the M62 across to the Humber Bridge before 6pm on Sunday.

One driver said: "There was a diagonal line of light and dark in the sky then it just went mental.... Nerves are shredded."

Another driver, who was near the Humber Bridge at the time, said: "It was a downpour of bibilical proportions."

And a Beverley Road resident said: "The hailstones were so ferocious in our garden that they turned on the security light sensor."

It is the latest blast of stormy weather to bring disruption to the region as Storm Dennis wreaked havoc on Sunday.

The Humber Bridge is now closed to high-sided vehicles yet again, less than two hours after it had re-opened once again.

Meanwhile, Highways England is warning of "some very changeable wind speeds across the region".

Earlier today, a driver had to be rescued from his car by fire crews after it got stuck in flood water near Stamford Bridge.

Properties have also been flooded while many homes have seen water creep towards their homes.

Fire crews were also called to help pump water from a flooded property in Skidby at 3am.

They were also called to a commercial premises in Dunswell Road, Cottingham where crews used a portable pump to help tackle the problem.

The fire service spokeswoman said: “We have been very busy. It was steady overnight but there have been a large number of calls this morning.

“It has mostly been around floodwater encroaching into the gardens of homes with those near rivers and in low lying areas most affected.”

Crews have also been at Arnold, near Long Riston, and a home in Swine Lane, Coniston.

There has also been flooding on Beverley Westwood close to homes.

Major incidents have been declared in south Wales and parts of England after flooding and landslides.

In total, more than 300 flood warnings have been issued across the UK, including four severe flood warnings meaning "danger to life".

The Environment Agency said levels in the River Ouse in York could reach the record levels seen in 2000.

Across the UK road, rail and air travellers also face disruption with 170 flights cancelled and rail services suspended in some parts of the country.