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Reading takes at hit from Storm Doris

Storm Doris has hit UK recently with its strong winds and snowstorms, causing problems in Reading especially to commuters.

Train services between Reading and Guildford and also between Reading and Wokingham had suffered major delays on 23rd of February due to two fallen trees.

Great Western Railway has reported that delays of up to 60 minutes on some services and cancellations of services will mostly likely happen as a number of lines are blocked between the stations.

The trees have since been cleared away and all lines have now re-opened. Buildings are also damaged due to strong winds. A billboard was left hanging precariously over a footpath after being ripped from a building.

The signage on Avis Car & Van Hire’s garage in Great Knolly Street has also been ripped off by some powerful gusts.

The most serious incident happened in West Midlands as a 29-year-old woman in Wolverhampton city centre was killed by a piece of roof the “size of a coffee table”. “It quickly became apparent that there was nothing that could be done to save her and she was confirmed dead at the scene,” a spokesman said.

Storm Doris will not be staying overnight in the UK as she will disappear off into the North Sea.

About Yi Wen Lee

yi.lee@student.reading.ac.uk'
Year 2 International Business and Finance student.

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