80mph winds set to hit East Midlands as Storm Doris sweeps in

Storm Doris is expected to cause travel disruption tomorrow when it hits the East Midlands today (February 23).

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for tomorrow, as it forecasts “very strong winds” with gusts of up to 80mph.

It said: “Whilst the strongest winds look to be only short-lived, damage to structures, interruptions to power supplies and widespread disruption to travel networks are likely, with a danger of injury from flying debris. Trees are also likely to be damaged or blown over.”

East Midlands Trains currently plan to operate their normal timetable on Thursday. There may need to be some short-notice alterations and cancellations on the day and customers are advised to check before travelling.

Highways England has issued its own severe weather alert for high-sided vehicles and motorbikes and is advising all drivers travelling tomorrow to check the forecast and leave extra time for their journeys.

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