Flights divert to Stansted Airport as Storm Doris hits the country

PUBLISHED: 15:05 23 February 2017 | UPDATED: 07:47 24 February 2017

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Three planes have been diverted to Stansted Airport due to Storm Doris after they were unable to land at their destinations.

Two flights headed for London City Airport and one which was due to land at Birmingham were rerouted to the Essex hub, after concerns about strong winds.

All flights from Stansted are currently operating as normal, although safety measures are in place, according to the airport.

A Stansted spokesman said: “Currently flights are unaffected but three flights have been diverted to the airport due to the storm.

“Passengers may experience minor delays when boarding flights as a number of airlines use steps to get passengers onto the plane.

“But overall, everything is operating as normal and safety measures are in place.”

Storm Doris is causing travel chaos across the UK and 36 flights at Heathrow have currently been cancelled.

Highways England has also issued a weather alert on major roads.

For more on Storm Doris keep checking our websites.

Have you been affected by Storm Doris, or have a weather picture to share with us? Get in touch at editor@saffronwalden-reporter.co.uk or editor@dunmow-broadcast.co.uk

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