Storm Doris batters North West

Storm Doris has been battering the north west, with the storm officially being upgraded to a "weather bomb".

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Electricity restored to thousands of homes after Storm Doris

Trees bring down power lines in Cheshire Credit: GTV

Engineers working through the night have restored power to seven and a half thousand properties after Storm Doris.

Winds of 70 to 80 miles per hour caused power cuts to thousands of homes - Electricity North West say that around 20 properties in High Peak are still without power, though work will continue today to reconnect them.

We were well prepared for Storm Doris and I’m happy to report that we have now restored power to the vast majority of customers affected throughout the day.

Our engineers are continuing to work to restore power to any customers who remain without power and we are aiming to restore all supplies by late afternoon.

– Mark Williamson, Electricity North West


Storm Doris tears down IoM trees, power lines and roofs

Tree near the Nunnery, Douglas Credit: Cathy Mitchell
Collapsed power lines were a plenty today Credit: IOM Fire and Rescue Service Facebook

Winds of up to 70mph were recorded on the Isle of Man at the peak of Storm Doris.

Power lines collapsed across the island and Manx Utilities were forced to turn the power off in areas for safety.

A van driver has been seriously injured after a tree collapsed onto the back of his vehicle and parts of the roof of a McDonalds' were blown off.

While the worst of the weather may have passed, residents can still find updates on the Department of Infrastructure website, IOM Police social media pages and Manx Utilities for what to do.

One man was seriously injured after this tree collpased onto his van. Credit: Mann Recovery Services Facebook
Car suffers a beating from this tree in Douglas Credit: Nathan Mills
Credit: Emma Mustill
What's left of a glass table, Onchan Credit: Clive Hesketh


IoM authorities tackle Storm Doris effects

Groudle Road in Onchan Credit: IOM Constabulary Facebook page

Local authorities on the Isle of Man have responded to calls relating to Storm Doris' devastating effects on roads and homes.

Isle of Man Constabulary have posted via Twitter and Facebook requests for people who wish to report incidents to the Department of Infrastructure on 672000 - they have also Tweeted that they are experiencing a high level of calls.

Douglas Loch Promenade this morning Credit: Helen McKenna, ITV
Regular updates can be found on the Department of Infrastructure's website and social media pages. Credit: DOI Facebook page
Credit: Manx Utilities Facebook page
Credit: IOM Airport, Twitter

Pulrose Road has been closed by police due to part of Douglas Power Station's roof cladding becoming unhinged.

Power lines in Peel, Castletown, East Baldwin, Onchan amongst other areas of the island have gone down, with Manx Utilities stretched with attending to different areas.

Flights to and from Ronaldsway Airport have been cancelled, and the sailing from Heysham Port at 14:15 has also been cancelled.

Police are advising the public to stay indoors and not to make any unnecessary journeys.

To stay updated on any issues affecting your area of the island during the storm, visit the following pages:

Department of Infrastructure

Manx Utilities

Isle of Man Constabulary - Twitter


Steam Packet Company

Isle of Man Airport

Comedian Jon Richardson can't fly home due to Storm Doris Credit: Jon Richardson, Twitter
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