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Major disruption to trains between London, Stansted and Cambridge

There are delays and cancellations on Greater Anglia trains across the region. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Train company Greater Anglia is warning passengers to not travel between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport and Cambridge because of storm damage.

Due to damage to the overhead electric wires between Bishops Stortford and Cambridge all lines are blocked.

Train services running through these stations have been cancelled. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

The line is also blocked between Tottenham Hale and Cheshunt due to overhead wire problems.

Anglia region battered as winds top 80mph

Winds are continuing to strengthen across the Anglia region as a gust of more than 80mph was recorded on the north Norfolk coast.

Wind gusts in the Anglia region have now reached more than 80mph. Credit: Gary Mabee / ITV News Anglia

The wind speed at Weybourne near Cromer reached 81 mph at 2pm.

There have been wind gusts of 50-70 mph widely across the East of England bringing down trees and power lines.

The winds have also blown over several lorries on the region's roads including one on the A1 at Brampton Hut in Cambridgeshire.


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

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.

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.

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