A very unfortunate event occurred earlier today, as a statement released by the West Midlands Ambulance Service stated that a woman had suffered very serious head injuries after a piece of debris fell on to a street in Wolverhampton.
The woman has been killed as Storm Doris brought winds of up to Force 12 intensity along with snow and rain to the UK. Today, Thursday 23rd thousands of homes and businesses are without electricity in Northern Ireland as the electricity grid suffered major interruptions as trees feel on power lines and the various energy companies’ personnel are unable to reach the faults due to intense winds, snow and flooding.
Heathrow airport has just announced that 77 flights were cancelled and said its schedule has been reduced by 10% because of the inclement weather.
In the meantime a mandatory 50mph speed limit has been imposed on train lines affecting Arrival Trains Wales, Chiltern Railways, East Midlands Trains, Grand Central, Great Northern, South West, and Southeastern services.
In London, a number of trains have been cancelled from Euston station whilst the Port of Liverpool has been closed down due to the strong winds. The Isle of Man has been completely cut off for several hours as ferries and flights were cancelled as well.
Emergency personnel are finding it extremely difficult to reach people who are calling for help as some roads are blocked by falling trees and emergency vehicles are unable to speed up as usual due to slippery roads, snow and flooding in some areas and are asking everyone to exercise caution and if possible to stay indoors, especially in the worst hit parts of the country.