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Southeastern warns passengers of strong winds as Storm Doris set to blow in

PUBLISHED: 17:12 22 February 2017 | UPDATED: 17:12 22 February 2017

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A yellow weather warning has been released

Train speeds will be cut tomorrow to prepare for the arrival of Storm Doris.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for ‘very strong winds’ reaching up to 80mph.

Southeastern announced that its entire network will be subject to a 50mph speed restriction, lasting from midday to 5pm tomorrow.

The rail service provider warned the restriction could mean some trains are cancelled or revised, and advised passengers to keep up to date with the latest timetables.

While the Met Office admits there is ‘some uncertainty’ over the track of the storm, it believes there will still be widespread disruption across England and Wales.

A spokesperson said: “Whilst the strongest winds look to be only short-lived, damage to structures, interruptions to power supplies and widespread disruption to travel networks are likely, with a danger of injury from flying debris.

“Trees are also likely to be damaged or blown over.

“Heavy rain is also likely through Thursday as well as some snow over high ground as the system clears eastwards. These may prove additional hazards.”


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