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Flash flooding forces school to close in Essex

  • Video report by ITV News Anglia's Emily Knight

Flash flooding and lightning strikes hit parts of the Eastern Region last night.

The storms affected trains as overhead lines were damaged and a school in Essex was forced to close because of flooding.

Saffron Walden County High School was shut today because of flooding. The school said it was a reluctant but necessary closure.

The school sports centre was the worst affected.

The school has worked hard to ensure that it is safe and dry and can be re-opened tomorrow morning.

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Major delays and cancellations on region's rail services

There are no trains running between Norwich and Ely

There are major delays and cancellations on the region's rail services this morning following yesterday's lightning strikes.

There are no trains running between Norwich and Ely after overhead wires were damaged. Engineers are also working on issues with lines running into London Liverpool Street.

Passengers are being told to check before they travel.

Damage to overhead electric wires at various locations between Norwich and Ely has caused delays to services. Credit: Thomas Dohlman

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