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Storm Doris winds reach 74 mph in the Anglia region

Winds gusting in excess of 70 mph have been recorded in the Anglia region as Storm Doris brings widespread disruption.

The highest gust in the UK was 94 mph at Capel Curig in Gwynedd in Wales.

The highest gust in the Anglia region was 74 mph on the north Norfolk coast at Weybourne near Cromer.

Winds from Storm Doris have reached 74mph in the Anglia region. Credit: Dani Crawshaw / ITV News Anglia

Highest wind gusts in the Anglia region up to 1pm on Thursday 23 February 2017

  • 74 mph at Weybourne, Norfolk
  • 72 mph at Wittering, Cambridgeshire
  • 70 mph at Holbeach, Lincolnshire
  • 68 mph at Marham, Norfolk
  • 62 mph at Andrewsfield near Braintree, Essex
  • 60 mph at Bedford

Roof blown off Gorleston baptist church

The roof has been peeled off the baptist church at Gorleston by high winds Credit: Michelle Holt

The high winds have ripped part of the roof off Gorleston Baptist church.

There are reports that a strong gust lifted off the roof.

The building usually doubles as a foodbank on a Thursday and serves meals to vulnerable people but has had to be closed.

We have had to close the church hall, and foodbank. We were an hour away from serving meals to vulnerable people, so very very sad for everyone

– Michelle Holt, Gorleston Baptist Church

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M11 partially blocked by overturned lorry

The lorry blown over on the M11 Credit: Highways England

The M11 Northbound is partially blocked due to an overturned lorry at J9 A11 Saffron Walden.

A lorry has gone over as the A11 splits away from the main carriageway, heading away from Stansted towards Cambridge. There are reports the other side is solid as people slow to look.

It's the third lorry reported to have blown over in the high winds.

Police in Suffolk warn drivers not to venture out

Police in Suffolk have asked drivers to consider delaying their journeys as wind speeds pick up.

They say their officers are very busy with calls to fallen trees.

Police tweet picture of lorry blown over on Fenland road

This was the scene on the A141 near Chatteris after a lorry blew over Credit: Fen Cops

Police say a lorry has come off the A141 near Chatteris in high winds. They tweeted a picture of the crash. Four lorries have blown over in the East in the high winds.

Police say another lorry has been blown off the A1101 in Cambridgeshire.

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Huntingdon race meeting abandoned as winds build

Huntingdon won't stage any racing today. Credit: PA

Today's horse racing at Huntingdon Racecourse has been abandoned due to high winds caused by Storm Doris.

The racecourse say that the safety of the jockeys and horses is their "main priority".

The meeting was due to get underway at 1.30pm, but it has now been called off.

Lorry blown over on A1

Police are warning of delays after a lorry's blown over on the A1 in Cambridgeshire. It happened at Brampton Hut.

The driver escaped from his crumpled cab with minor head injuries.

A lorry was blown over on the A1 at Brampton Hut in Cambridgeshire. Credit: Matthew Hudson / ITV News Anglia
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