‘Weather Bomb’ Doris slammed into Merseyside today causing damage and disruption

Storm Doris has been battering the region all day with 80 mph winds.

Dramatic pictures and video shows the scale of damage caused by the storm, which has uprooted trees and damaged buildings.

Doris was classed as a weather bomb as over the last 24 hours pressure dropped very quickly meaning the storm picked up more strength than usual.

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Hundreds of trees fell across the region blocking roads and impacting travel on Wirral and in Liverpool, one fell on Poulton Road which is a major road in Wallasey.

Specialist tree surgeons had to remove the tree which caused major traffic problems for hours.

Mersey ferry crossings were cancelled as the winds were causing extremely choppy conditions.

 The strong winds also damaged buildings across the region, with parts of buildings falling loose on top of parked cars in Birkenhead.

The amber weather warning which warns of the strongest of winds is in place until 8pm tonight.

Winds are currently dying down but will still gust at around 40-50mph through the night and should completely ease by early tomorrow morning.

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