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Rail disruption continues after last night's winds

Rail disruption continues after strong winds Credit: PA

Rail services are still experiencing difficulties after last night's winds brought down trees and power lines.

There are cancellations on a number of Greater Anglia services.

Trees are blocking lines between Marks Tey and Sudbury and Darsham and Saxmundham and there is damage to overhead electric wires between Stowmarket and Norwich.

Due to a signalling fault there is also cancellations between Norwich and Sheringham via Cromer.

Police deal with hundreds of calls over travel chaos

Norfolk Police say they have dealt with 300 emergency calls following the travel chaos caused by strong winds.

They were received between 5am and 7am. That number is the usual daily total.


Schools closed due to power cuts

A number of schools in Norfolk and Suffolk have been closed because of power cuts due to the strong winds.

Thousands are without electricity after strong winds brought down power lines.

You can check the details of school closures by clicking the links below

Orwell bridge closed on the A14 due to strong winds

Suffolk Police have closed the Orwell Bridge near Ipswich on the A14.

Suffolk Police have closed the Orwell Bridge near Ipswich on the A14. Credit: Highways England

Thousands without power because of strong winds

Power cuts are being reported across the Anglia region. Credit: UK Power Networks

Thousands of homes across the Anglia region are without power because of strong winds blowing down electricity cables.

UK Power networks says: "Power supplies have been affected by the severe weather across our electricity network. We're sorry to all customers affected and are working to restore supplies."

In Norfolk it is reported than 16,500 homes were without power at 7am.and that figure has risen to more than 30,000.

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