Warning of disruption for East Hampshire commuters as Storm Doris lashes out
STORM Doris has been lashing East Hampshire this morning (Thursday, February 23) with gales peaking at 56mph.
A warning was put out by the Met Office about the very strong winds across the district, with disruption to travel services, and damages to trees and buildings possible.
Commuters were advised to check services before travelling, with the storm forcing speed restrictions on trains throughout the day.
From noon to 5pm a 50mph restriction is to be put in place, at the height of the gales. As a result there were expected changes to some services.
There were multiple incidences of trees on tracks causing disruption and delays, and other items such as billboards which had gone flying.
South West Trains passengers from Petersfield were experiencing delays to Waterloo this morning, because of cancellations between Raynes and Wimbledon.
Passengers are advised to visit www.journeycheck.southwesttrains.co.uk for the latest information.
The rural roads around the Petersfield area were strewn with debris from trees, and shoppers in town were battling with the elements.