Flooding hits parts of Rugby and causes chaos on the railways

Flooding in Church Lawford
Flooding in Church Lawford
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Roads in and around Rugby flooded this morning (Monday) following heavy rainfall.

Warwickshire Police said yesterday that they and other emergencies services were prepared to deal with what forecasters said could be the worst storm to hit the UK in a number of years today.

Flooding in Dunchurch Road

Flooding in Dunchurch Road

Although the storm didn’t hit the midlands as badly as expected, there was a considerable amount of rain which caused some surface water flooding.

Affected areas included the bridge at Church Lawford, Newbold Road, Dunchurch Road, the High Street in Hillmorton and Brandon.

However heavy rain and high winds are continuing to affect central and southern England, leading to a number of trees falling across railway tracks and blocking routes into London.

This has had a knock-on effect on trains going south from Rugby to London with an ‘extremely limited’ service between Northampton/Milton Keynes/Watford and London Euston.

London Midland and Virgin Trains are advising passengers not to travel into London today if possible.

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