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Lucky escape for passengers after Storm Doris blows over a double decker bus in Walton Highway

PUBLISHED: 15:58 23 February 2017 | UPDATED: 17:18 23 February 2017

Double decker bus blown over in Walton Highway. Picture: Norfolk & Suffolk's Roads Policing

Double decker bus blown over in Walton Highway. Picture: Norfolk & Suffolk's Roads Policing

Norfolk & Suffolk's Roads Policing

A double decker bus was overturned by strong winds in Walton Highway.

Police were called to the scene around 1.25pm after the X1 bus was blown over near the roundabout close to Worzals Farm Shop.

The X1 bus service, run by First Group, has been suspended between Peterborough and Norwich due to safety concerns regarding the extremely high winds.

Spokesperson for First Eastern Counties confirmed the 15 passengers on board had been discharged from the scene: “We can confirm that one of our double deck vehicles overturned on the A47 between Wisbech and Peterborough at around 1.15pm this afternoon.

“We immediately implemented our emergency procedures and mobilised our incident response team to the scene to provide support to those involved and the emergency services.

“The safety of our employees and our customers is our highest priority and due to the worsening weather conditions we have suspended service on the X1 route between Norwich and Peterborough until weather conditions improve.”

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