STORM DORIS LIVE: Peterborough recycling centre shut, trees down on roads, train disruption

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High winds caused by Storm Doris are causing widespread disruption to roads, rail and council services across Peterborough today.

The Household Recycling Centre in Dogsthorpe is shut today (Thursday, February 23) due to Storm Doris.

Peterborough City Council said high winds meant that the centre in Welland Road had to be closed, but it expects it to be open tomorrow.

A tree has fallen on top of a parked car in Park Road in Peterborough. Nobody is thought to have been injured.

Eyewitnesses have also reported that a tree has fallen in carriageway on the B1091 Broadway between Yaxley and Farcet just outside the industrial estate.

A tree has also been blown over in Geneva Street and was blocking the road. As the tree fell it caused damage to telephone lines and an engineer has been contacted as a result.

A tree fell on a car in Park Road

A tree fell on a car in Park Road

Work is underway to remove the tree from the road.

There was a crash involving three lorries earlier this afternoon on the A141 near Guyhirn before Another three lorries overturned subsequently on the same stretch of road.

Tree damages electrical substation in Peterborough

A lorry has also blown over at Brampton Hut on the A14 causing delays and a number of other Cambridgeshire roads are blocked by fallen trees.

A lorry has also overturned on the A141 near Chatteris.

A fallen tree is also causing delays on the A15 near Yaxley.

And a fallen tree is blocking Chapel Street in Yaxley, with no way through.

On the A16 two lorries have been blown over at Peterborough.

Police were first called at 11.36am to a 7.5-tonne Volkawagen Crafter which tipped over on the blue bridge over Car Dyke just outside of Peterborough.

Police and ambulance then attended the A16 between Dogsthorpe and Newborough at 12.28pm after a second HGV tipped over.

Trees also fell on the A15 near McDonalds at Bourne and on the A15 at Folkingham.

Police have put out a message to only dial 999 in a genuine emergency as officers are receiving higher call levels than usual. Yesterday police in Cambridgeshire received 136 calls to the 999 service between 7am and 12pm – today they received 236 in the same time frame.

Burghley Park in Stamford is closed to pedestrians today. The Orangery restaurant and Courtyard Shop will remain open and vehicular access is available from the main visitor entrance at Pilsgate.

There are delays to trains serving Peterborough too.

The scene on the A15 near Yaxley. Photo: Issac

The scene on the A15 near Yaxley. Photo: Issac

Peterborough Museum has also announced that its lecturer for tonight’s talk on ‘The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor’ has been stuck in traffic due to the storm and has had to cancel.

The museum tweeted that it hoped to reschedule.

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Fences blown down in Paston. Photo: Nicole Towler

Fences blown down in Paston. Photo: Nicole Towler

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Household recycling centre at Dogsthorpe ENGEMN00120130828152412

Bins blown over in high winds in Peterborough. PHOTO: Rachel Pishhorn

Bins blown over in high winds in Peterborough. PHOTO: Rachel Pishhorn