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LIVE: strong winds affecting East Anglia

Across the east of England, the Met Office have forecast gale-force winds with potential 60 - 70mph gusts for this afternoon, as Storm Doris arrives. 

We'll keep you up to date on air and on this page. Keep checking through Thursday; we'll update you below as we get the latest information (refresh for the latest).

Get in touch with us on Facebook and Twitter (tag your tweet with #StormDoris), text us with the word RADIO and your message to 87474, and call the studio with any problems you see (if safe to do so) on 0800 999 1034.

End of today's live coverage
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 5:38pm

Thank you for joining us today. We're going to wrap up our coverage now, but Tim Lindon remains on air with The Big Drive Home until 7pm. He'll keep you posted on the latest travel situation as you need it.

Don't forget, you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Bye for now.

Tonight's public transport situation
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 5:17pm

Major problems on Greater Anglia tonight with delays and cancellations on many lines. Greater Anglia tweets...

Meantime, bus services are subject to delay / alteration too...

Travel situation in north Norfolk
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 5:15pm

Finally, here's the latest travel for north Norfolk. Note the closure of the A148 near Holt for roadworks - otherwise the major routes are running well.

Travel situation on the East Coast
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 5:13pm

Here's the latest travel situation on the East Coast - traffic running well on the major routes.

Travel situation in Norwich
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 5:03pm

The roads aren't looking too bad in Norwich tonight...

The Big Drive Home
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 4:57pm

A reminder that Tim Lindon is currently on air at The Beach with The Big Drive Home - he's got the latest travel news as you need it on air now.

The Storm Doris track
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 4:15pm

The Met Office have just tweeted some fascinating imagery of Storm Doris as it approached East Anglia...

Red Cross standing by
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 4:05pm

British Red Cross staff and volunteers are poised to provide support if called on by local authorities, the emergency services or power companies to help people affected by Storm Doris.

Stephen Hagerich, crisis response manager for the Red Cross, says: “We are ready to help any area affected by the severe weather event and are in close contact with our partners in the emergency services and local resilience forums around the UK so we can respond if needed.

“We also have agreements with the majority of the main UK power companies to provide assistance, such as hot food and drinks, blankets and torches, to support vulnerable residents if they are without power for a prolonged period of time. In these situations the emotional support and comfort our volunteers provide can also reduce people’s distress at a worrying time.

“There are a number of measures all of us can take to ensure we are prepared for severe weather. Preparing an emergency kit can really help. It should include things like torches, spare batteries or a wind-up radio, bottled water, any essential medication, contact numbers, insurance details, blankets and warm clothes.”

Norwich Road Runners off tonight
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 3:57pm

Norwich Road Runners tweets...

WATCH: planes trying to land at Norwich Airport
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 3:15pm

No doubt it was a bit of a hair-raising moment for the passengers on board these flights! Thanks to Chris Bell for the video.

Your Facebook messages
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 3:05pm

Thank you for your Facebook messages today. Here's a selection of what you've been saying:

Nikki Veasey: My big gates have blown off!!! Fence panels down wheelie bin blowing round garden ......but still have power and a towel held on by one peg is still on the washing line

Zantell Speakman: Dangerously windy here in Norwich. My garden fence panel is down and the kids wendy-house is now on its side. Stay safe everyone

Sharon Brown: Some roof tiles and fences down in the houses behind Cambridge Road, Lowestoft. Still got power though!

Please keep your messages coming on our Facebook page - you can also tweet us your pictures and send them via Instagram.

Power problems
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 2:53pm

A variety of power outages across the area right now. Thousands of people are without power, with outages near Fakenham, Holt, Sheringham, Wroxham, Poringland, Caister and others.

UK Power Networks say that they are working to restore power to affected properties as quickly as possible.

A reminder of advice if you are experiencing a power cut:

Weybourne is the windiest
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 2:43pm

If you're on the north Norfolk coast it's extremely windy - as Dan Holley tweets...

First Buses affected
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 2:26pm

First Norwich are tweeting - they're replacing double-decker to single-decker buses, and the X1 service is suspended between Norwich and Peterborough:

Travel problems
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 2:03pm

The effects of Storm Doris are being felt across the transport network...

Recycling centres closed
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 1:50pm

Norfolk County Council tweets...

Fallen tree in north Norfolk
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 1:38pm

North Norfolk Radio tweets...

Please keep us updated - send us your pictures
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 1:22pm

Thanks for sharing your pictures and videos today... the north Norfolk coast is particularly affected.

Share your pictures and videos - if safe to do so - on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

South Park Avenue, Norwich
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 1:10pm

There are a number of fallen trees in and around the area; please continue to keep us up to date with where the problems are this afternoon as Storm Doris moves through - Enjoy Norwich tweets about problems on South Park Avenue:

More fallen trees...
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 12:51pm

Norfolk Police tweets...

First Norwich tweets...

"Doris is throwing our signs"
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 12:40pm

The guys constructing the Norwich Northern Distributor Road tweet...

It's definitely windy
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 12:26pm

Weatherman Dan Holley tweets...

Keep your garden furniture secure...
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 12:10pm

A reminder from Norfolk Police...

Midday recap
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 12:05pm

It's midday, so here's a recap of the main problems in our area so far, from the team at The Beach...

  • Tree down on Fir Covert Road, Taverham
  • Tree down on Oulton Road near Snape Drive, Lowestoft
  • Tree down just off Buxton Road, Spixworth
  • Collision on Lowestoft Road, Gorleston
  • Power cuts in Horsford, Lyng & Watton areas, total 1,000 people affected
  • Winds expected to gust to 60mph widely in the area over the next few hours

Please continue to get in touch with us with your updates - call the studio on 0800 999 1034, or you can text RADIO and your message to 87474.

Power cuts & advice
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 11:44am

There's been a number of reported power cuts in Norfolk this morning, in the Horsford, Lyng & Watton areas. Power is expected to be restored in the next hour or so. In total, around 1,000 people are affected.

Here's a reminder of power cut advice from UK Power Networks...

Travel problems in Gorleston
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 11:36am

PC Steve Lee tweets...

And another...
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 11:29am

This tree is down on the East Coast - The Beach tweets...

Another tree down
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 11:14am

Radio Norwich 99.9 tweets about a fallen tree in Taverham...

Latest from the Met Office
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 11:11am

Latest warnings from the Met Office and a reminder of the general situation here. Winds will peak here in the early part of the afternoon and will remain very strong for 2-3 hours.

Winds building in north Norfolk
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 10:32am

Angela Archdale tweets...

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