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Met Office warns of “widespread travel disruption” as Storm Doris hits Greater Manchester

By David Prior at

The Met Office has warned that “widespread disruption” to travel networks are likely tomorrow as Storm Doris hits Greater Manchester.

Gusts of up to 70mph are likely and heavy rain is also expected to fall.

An amber weather warning was issued for most of the North West region – including Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester and Greater Manchester – with snow likely in Cumbria.

The Met Office warning read: “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.”

The warning is valid from 6am to 8pm tomorrow.