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Storm Doris: Train services cancelled between Bishop's Stortford and Cambridge


By Ben Comber


Midsummer common - tree felled by Storm Doris
Midsummer common - tree felled by Storm Doris

Met Office issue Amber warning for high winds across Cambridgeshire.

Windy conditions across Cambridgeshire today, February 23, caused three road traffic incidents involving a double decker bus, vans and lorries - all requiring the assistance of the Magpas Air Ambulance enhanced medical team.

Greater Anglia has said that due to plastic sheeting caught on the overhead electric wires between Bishop's Stortford and Cambridge all lines are blocked.

Train services running through these stations have been cancelled. Disruption is expected until 7.00pm.

Storm Doris has caused road disruption due to several felled trees in and around Cambridge. A tree in Midsummer Common has fallen onto the road in the centre of Cambridge. A tree has also reportedly fallen onto a car in Victoria Road closing the road both ways.

The Cambirdge University DTG Weather Station recorded wind speeds of 50 knots (57mph) at 1.30pm.

Gusts of up to 70 miles per hour are expected on some roads, along with heavy rain and surface water. There is a particularly high risk to high-sided vehicles, caravans and motorbikes on exposed sections of the network.

Drivers of these vehicles are being strongly advised to avoid travelling on around 40 stretches of motorway and major A road while the alert is in place.

The M11 is closed between junction 8 (Bishop's Stortford/Stansted) and junction 10 (Duxford) due to a serious multi-ehicle accident. The A14 sliproad to Milton is also causing disruption due to a fallen tree.

Due to the high winds from Storm Doris causing dangerous conditions, the following Household Recycling Centres will be closed from 12pm today for the rest of today:

Bluntisham

Milton

Thriplow

Whittlesey

March

Wisbech

Alconbury

Milton Country Park is also closed and drivers are being urged to be prepared before setting out on journeys.



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