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The River Darent has burst its banks in West Kent. Tom Savvides talks to residents in Sundridge and Richard Knight from the Environment Agency.
At 4pm, the Brighton Main Line is open with a limited service. Balcombe Tunnel was closed by flooding early this morning and reopened around 10.30am. Train operators are advising passengers to check before they travel.
Trains have been disrupted by flooding on routes into London from Sussex, following a night of heavy rain.
With more intense rain forecast this evening Network Rail and operator Southern are strongly advising people needing to travel through Sussex tonight to make their journey as soon as possible.
Passengers at Haywards Heath train station were told to tell their bosses they couldn't get to work and go home. The message came after flooding caused major disruption on the rails - and subsequent chaos on the roads.
Water levels at a tunnel at Balcombe rose to two feet during this morning's rush hour - forcing many to use replacement buses - or their cars.
But even those who chose to drive faced horrific tailbacks - with major delays on the A23 due to flooding - as well as the extra traffic. Charlotte Wilkins reports.
Video. Tailbacks on the A23 this morning.