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RAIL: Aftermath of storm causes train disruption

Passengers on Greater Anglia trains face disruption this morning in the aftermath of former Hurricane Gonzalo.

The storm has left rail lines in poor conditions with flooding on the route between Lowestoft and Norwich.

Those services have been suspended.

Trains between Norwich and London Liverpool Street are also delayed by up to 15 minutes.


New Flood Warning for Suffolk coast

Four Flood Warnings are in place around the region's coast Credit: Environment Agency

A fourth Flood Warning is in place on the east coast, as the aftermath of Hurricane Gonzalo sweeps through the region.

The warning's been issued for the Lake Lothing area of Lowestoft in Suffolk, for Wednesday morning's high tide, which is due at 8.30am

Other warnings are in place between Keswick and Walcott in Norfolk, and Southwold and Felixstowe in Suffolk.

Highest wind gusts in the Anglia region

Wind gusts peaked at more 50 mph over much of the Anglia region during daylight hours on Tuesday 21 October as the storm containing the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo swept through.

Satellite and radar image taken at 6pm on Tuesday 21 October 2014 Credit: Met Office

Highest gusts in the Anglia region until 6pm on Tuesday 21 October 2014

  • 56 mph at Weybourne, Norfolk
  • 55 mph at Andrewsfield near Braintree, Essex
  • 55 mph at Wittering, Cambs
  • 51 mph at Bedford
  • 51 mph at Holbeach, Lincs
  • 51 mph at Marham, Norfolk
  • 51 mph at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex
  • 51 mph at Shoeburyness, Essex
  • 49 mph at Wattisham, Suffolk


Delays on Abellio Greater Anglia between Ipswich and Norwich due to fallen tree

There are delays on Abellio Greater Anglia services between Ipswich and Norwich due to fallen tree on the line between Stowmarket and Diss.

The tree has damaged the overhead lines, which is causing delays and cancellations.

The tree has now been removed and services are beginning to resume as normal but delays of up to 50 minutes could be expected.

Flood warning issued for Felixstowe in Suffolk

A Flood Warning has been issued by the Environment Agency for Felixstowe Ferry and Bawdsey Quay.

Felixstowe pier on a calmer day in April 2014. Credit: Kirsty Marsh

"Properties are expected to flood at Bawdsey Quay and in front of the flood defences at Felixstowe Ferry. We are expecting high tide levels due to a combination of a tidal surge and high winds. This warning is in force until 1:30am on the 22 October 2014. We will continue to monitor levels closely."

– Environment Agency

The forecast high water is due at Harwich at 11.30pm on 21 October 2014.

By 1pm, the Environment Agency had issued two Flood Warnings and seven of the lower level Flood Alert

Highest wind gusts in the Anglia region by noon

The Met Office has a yellow weather warning in force for strong winds in the aftermath of ex-Hurricane Gonzalo. They are expected to peak in the Anglia region during Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Satellite and rainfall radar image taken at noon on Tuesday 21 October 2014 Credit: Met Office

Highest gusts in the Anglia region before noon on Tuesday 21 October

  • 51 mph at Weybourne, Norfolk
  • 51 mph at Holbeach, Lincolnshire
  • 49 mph at Wattisham, Suffolk
  • 48 mph at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex
  • 47 mph at Marham, Norfolk
  • 45 mph at Andrewsfield near Braintree, Essex
  • 45 mph at Wittering, Cambs

UK Power Networks braced for extreme weather

Power lines could be affected if they are damaged by falling debris in extreme weather, UK Power Networks have warned.

The region is so far facing no widespread power interruptions, but UK Power Networks are monitoring the weather and are in regular contact with the Met Office.

Customers who need to report power cuts or damaged power lines are urged to call the UK Power Networks free helpline on 0800 783 8838.

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