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Storm Doris causes chaos on the roads in Scotland

  • Video report by ITV News Correspondent Paul Davies

Storm Doris has caused chaos on the roads in Scotland, leaving many commuters stranded in icy and dangerous conditions.

Central and southern areas were battered by blizzards and heavy snow, causing accidents and forcing the closure of many roads.

Among the worst hit was the M80 near Cumbernauld, where drivers were brought to a standstill for several hours.

A yellow warning for ice has been issued for much of Scotland overnight.

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Chaos and tragedy as Storm Doris batters Britain

Storm Doris caused chaos across Britain on Thursday, with winds of more than 90mph, heavy rain and even snow reported across the country.

Roads and bridges were shut and powerlines came down, while travellers faced long delays on the railways as train services were cancelled.

And there was tragedy in Wolverhampton, where a woman was killed in the street by a piece of flying debris.

Workers begin repairing collapsed rooftop scaffolding

Workers have begun trying to repair scaffolding which collapsed at a central London office block.

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The scaffolding, put up amid work on a £15 million rooftop extension at Aldwych House in Holborn, became dislodged in the high winds of Storm Doris.

Emergency services were forced to shut off the Kingsway southbound and Aldwych eastbound for safety reasons, causing long delays for drivers.

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Driving instructor in near miss as tree crashes in road

A driving instructor has laughed off a lucky near-miss after a huge tree crashed down in front of his car in high Storm Doris winds.

The falling branches smashed down onto the road as Paul Smith drove through Spalding in Lincolnshire, a scene he captured on his dashboard camera.

He posted the video on the Facebook page of his Paul Smith LDC Driving School, writing: "All in the day of being a driving instructor!

"Feeling very lucky that I managed to stop before I became a pancake due to this tree falling in Spalding this morning - thanks Doris!

"Need a strong coffee or something a little stiffer!!!"

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