Storm Doris – Weather warning issued for Cheshire Date published: 22nd February 2017 4.47pm

Cheshire Police is warning motorists to be prepared after the Met Office issued a Severe Weather Warning for Cheshire.

Storm Doris is due to arrive tomorrow, Thursday 23 February, with forecasters predicting strong winds and heavy rain across the country.

The warning for Cheshire is due to come into force at 5.00am with winds initially expected to reach 50-60mph across the county. The peak of the storm is due to hit between 10.00am and 2.00pm, when winds expected to reach up to 60-70mph, or even 80mph on higher ground.

Inspector Richard Rees from Cheshire Police said “We are working closely with our partner agencies to monitor the situation and will seek to minimise disruption across the county.

“However, with winds expected to reach 70mph, road closures are a possibility and I would advise all motorists to allow extra time for their journey and take extra care while travelling. Any road closures will be publicised through the Cheshire Police Facebook and the @CheshirePolice Twitter accounts.”

Members of the public can keep u to date with the latest weather forecasts by visiting www.metoffice.gov.uk.