Trees are falling, power supplies are being cut and a street was closed in the city centre this afternoon as Storm Doris ripped through the county. 

More than 5,000 households in Oxfordshire are currently without the power, which according to Scottish and Southern Electricity made it the worst hit part of the country. 

Engineers have only just been able to begin work to restore power as the weather has eased.

Houses in the OX14 area - Abingdon and Radley - and OX44 - Great Milton and Thame - are worst affected. 

Bicester and Kidlington are also experiencing power outages.

Park End Street was closed for more than two hours because of damage to the roof of Cantay House, home of nightclub Atik and stratum Clinic.

Police spokesman James Williams said: "We were called to the scene at 2.14pm.

"The fire service has been called to the scene."

Slates from the building's gable have come loose. 

The fire service said the road would remain closed until about 5.30pm.

Firefighter scaled the building to inspect the damage. 

No one was hurt when the debris fell from the roof.

Children and staff at a nursery in Abingdon had a lucky escape when a large tree fell right outside the building.

The branches appear to have damaged the roof and building when it fell across the nursery yard at St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool in Marcham Road.

Beth Kirk tweeted: "Storm Doris is a feisty one....praise for staff at St Marys nursery for handling this calmly! Lucky nobody hurt!"

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Pic. Beth Kirk 

Sibford Gower Endowed Primary School, near Banbury, was also hit by the elements as strong winds blew over a number of sheds and shook the roofs of outbuildings.

Not content with her path of destruction Storm Doris brought down a tree onto cars in the school car park.

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Iceland supermarket in Headington has also been closed this afternoon after the supermarket's ceiling sustained damage.

A member of staff told the Oxford Mail it was weather-related damage.

In Hollybush Row, the hoarding outside the old Adventurer Pub in Hollybush Row has collapsed into the road, and traffic is being directed around the debris.

Nobody was hurt in the incident.

Squitchey Lane in North Oxford was also hit with a tree falling across the middle of the road. 

Oxford Mail reporter Will Walker encountered this fallen tree on his travels.

The ferociously-named storm may seem tamer than its billing but trees have fallen and large areas of Oxfordshire are currently without power. 

Trains have also been delayed with Chiltern Railways imposing a speed restriction of 50mph. 

According to Scottish and Southern Electricity 103 postcode areas have been hit by power cuts. 

Hundreds of properties in the OX44 area - near Little Milton and Great Milton - and OX7 postcodes in Chipping Norton are without power, as well as OX1 in Oxford and OX14 in Abingdon.

Thame and Chinnor are also being affected. 

Thames Valley Police officers have been busy attending to fallen trees with one particularly dangerous incident happening in Abingdon.

The force advised people to stay safe and drive carefully, with high-sided HGVs being pulled over on the A34.

The Met Office's amber warning - which means 'be prepared' - came into force at 6am and is valid until 8pm. It covers most of the South East, with winds of up to 80mph predicted.

Network Rail warned of delays and cancellations after imposing speed restrictions for safety reasons, with a limit of 50mph imposed on Chiltern Railways.

The operator has warned of delays on all its services between Birmingham and London Marylebone, including those coming from Oxfordshire.

Meanwhile, dozens of flights into and out of Heathrow Airport are expected to be cancelled, with passengers likely to experience delays.

The Met Office added: "There is still some uncertainty about the track of Storm Doris but increasing confidence there will be widespread disruption."

Doris' wrath was also felt by some of the city's most historic buildings - although it's fair to say they have probably seen worse. 

Those working inside the Bodleian Library reported a 'Gothic wind' rattling its window panes.

The Union Jack flag and the Oxfordshire flag above County Hall are also facing a stiff test this afternoon.

Heavy rain is also expected throughout today as well as some snow over high ground as the system clears eastwards, which may add 'additional hazards', the forecaster said. 

Britain is expected to be battered with winds of up to 80mph at the storm's peak and Highways England has issued a weather alert on major roads.

Particularly at risk are high-sided vehicles, caravans and motorbikes.

Richard Leonard, head of road safety at Highways England, said: "We're expecting Storm Doris to have a significant impact on the roads throughout the day so are urging drivers to consider changing their plans if necessary and to slow down in stormy weather.

"Drivers should look out for warnings on the electronic message signs and listen for updates in radio travel bulletins."