Severe weather warning for Welwyn Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 15:25 22 February 2017 | UPDATED: 15:25 22 February 2017

Welwyn Hatfield is to expert strong winds tomorrow.

Welwyn Hatfield is to expert strong winds tomorrow.

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Winds caused by storm Doris will be strong enough to cause damage and blow over trees in Welwyn Hatfield tomorrow, the Met Office has warned.

The Met Office has stated for Welwyn Hatfield: “Very strong winds are expected tomorrow in association with storm Doris with gusts of 60-70 mph likely, and 70-80 mph on coasts and hills.

“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 has been updated to extend the at-risk area southwards.

Richard Leonard, Highways England’s Head of Road Safety, said: “We’re expecting Storm Doris to have a significant impact on the roads throughout the day tomorrow so are urging drivers to consider changing their plans if necessary and to slow down in stormy weather.

“Our traffic officers will also be ready to respond to any incidents during Storm Doris, and we’re urging drivers to respond to the changing conditions on the road to stay safe.”

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