The Flybe flight from Paris was attempting to land at Doncaster Sheffield Airport this morning when it was visibly buffeted by strong winds and the pilot was forced to abandon touchdown. The aircraft circled and made a safe landing later. Elsewhere, a woman had a lucky escape after a tree hit her car as she was driving along a Derbyshire road. She was travelling along the A6012 Beeley to Rowsley Road when a tree toppled onto her vehicle.These were among scores of incidents - which included flooding, fallen trees, train and tram delays - caused by winds of up to 71mph and driving rain as Storm Doris rocked the region. Commuters faced major delays on Sheffield's tram network as services were suspended on the purple route because of flooding at Spring Lane in Arbourthorne. There were delays to dozens of train services as a blanket 50mph speed limit was imposed on South Yorkshire's railways. The speed restriction caused delays of up to 10 minutes between Sheffield and Chesterfield, while some services heading for Kings Cross in London had to terminate at Doncaster. Motorists faced fallen trees and flooding on many of the roads. Staff from Sheffield Council's Streets Ahead team were called out to clear a fallen tree in Toll Bar Drive, Gleadless, meanwhile flooding affected roads in Limb Lane and Savage Lane in Dore, Clyde Road, Heeley, Fife Street, Wincobank and Parkway Drive, Darnall. The Met Office placed an Amber Warning on the whole region, warning drivers that vehicles could 'topple over' and members of the public were alerted to possible 'falling debris' from buildings. The warning was later upgraded to an explosive cyclogenisis, or weather bomb, as the storm quickly intensified and saw a dramatic pressure drop. Met Office meteorologist Emma Sharples said: "'We have got a fairly active area of low pressure coming in from the Atlantic. It is strengthening as it moves eastwards to the UK."Storm Doris is expected to move on quickly although further Atlantic gusts will bring more rain and wind throughout the weekend.
VIDEO: Aborted plane landing, transport system at a standstill and tree falls onto car as 71mph winds batter South Yorkshire
A packed passenger plane was forced to abort a landing and the region's transport system was brought to a standstill as Storm Doris battered South Yorkshire today.
By The Newsroom
Thursday, 23rd February 2017, 12:36 pm
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