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M6 Southbound Credit: Highways England

Two lanes have been closed due to accident on M6 Southbound between J4 M42 / A446 (Coleshill) and J3 A444 / B4113 (Nuneaton / Bedworth / Coventry).

Warwickshire Police are diverting traffic which is causing heavy delays.


Public thanked for help provided during Storm Doris

Northamptonshire Police are thanking the public for their help Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Northamptonshire Police have thanked the public for their support during Storm Doris.

The force took more than 80 calls yesterday (23 February) about fallen trees blocking roads, as well as other incidents involving storm related damage and a number of road traffic collisions.

Superintendent Dennis Murray, from the Force Control Room, said:

I would like to thank those people who answered our call for help and offered their services to clear roads where trees had fallen.

Their help allowed roads to be cleared much more quickly than they otherwise would have been.

– Superintendent Dennis Murray

East Midlands Trains running as normal after Storm Doris disruption

East Midland Trains faced heavy disruption during the storm Credit: PA

East Midlands Trains is today (24 February) running a full timetable, following yesterday's widespread disruption caused by Storm Doris.

Customers with tickets for yesterday can use them today or get a full refund after many trains were either cancelled or delayed.

High winds caused damage to the overhead wires on the London route while other services were also subject to speed restrictions and other incidents, such as trees coming down onto railway lines.

Jake Kelly, Managing Director for East Midlands Trains, said:

We know customers had very disrupted journeys.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience caused and we also thank our customers for their patience.

– East Midlands Trains, Jake Kelly

The news comes as London Midland and Arriva Trains Wales announce they are still suffering with problems a day after Storm Doris.

Read More: Train services suffer aftermath of Storm Doris


A594 St Georges Way Credit: Google Maps

Two lanes have been closed due to an unsafe building on A594 St Georges Way Southbound between A6 St Matthews Way / A47 Humberstone Road / William Street / Humberstone Road (Humberstone Roundabout) and Swain Street.

Congestion is building on A47 Uppingham Road to A6030 The Portwey and on A594 Burleys Flyover to A607 Belgrave Gate / Belgrave Gate.

The road was fully closed overnight but partially re-opened just after 08:30.


Woman hit on head with carport roof

Woman suffers serious head injury Credit: PA

A woman has been treated for a serious head injury and taken to hospital after being hit by a carport roof.

The incident happened on Hartshill Road in Stoke on Trent, yesterday (23 February) afternoon.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:

On arrival, crews were told the roof fell down and hit the woman.

The woman, believed to be in her 60s, was treated for a serious head injury and was suffering from a slightly reduced level of consciousness.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service


London Midland service suspended Credit: PA

Replacement bus services are running on London Midland services between Lichfield Trent Valley and Sutton Coldfield, between Longbridge and Redditch and between Longbridge and Bromsgrove.

There is a service suspended between Redditch and Lichfield Trent Valley due to damage to the overhead electric wires.

Tickets are being accepted on Local buses and CrossCountry services.

Police confirm Storm Doris victim is 29 year old woman

Credit: ITV News.

Police have confirmed that a woman who died in Wolverhampton this afternoon was 29 years old.

She was walking past Starbucks in the pedestrianised area of Dudley Street just before midday when wooden debris from a nearby building, described by an eyewitness as the size of a coffee-table, struck her.

Emergency services said nothing could be done to save her and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers are now working alongside the council to establish how it happened.

The area remains cordoned off while investigations are ongoing. The family of the victim have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

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