Flooding hits roads across England

Flooding hits roads across England

Motorists going back to work after Christmas or heading home following a festive getaway faced rush-hour misery caused by the weather today.

Flooding hit many roads across the country with motorists also affected by landslips and fallen trees.

Worcestershire was particularly badly hit again with roads flooded in Worcester, Bromsgrove, Fladbury and Upton on Severn, leaving many motorists relying on ajourney planner to negotiate closures and get to their destinations.

Floods also hit roads at Petersfield in Hampshire and Brading on the Isle of Wight as well as the A51 at Weston in Staffordshire, the A27 at Chichester and Lancing in West Sussex, the A57 at Dunham on Trent in Nottinghamshire and White Way at Alfriston in East Sussex. Front Street in Burton Fleming, East Yorkshire, was shut because of flooding.

Meanwhile, a road at Rothbury in Northumberland was shut following a landslip with a fallen tree causing the closure of another in Meir Heath, Staffordshire.

And many of those travelling by train fared no better with services disrupted by flooded rail lines, staff shortages and over-running engineering works.

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