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Ice, snow, road closures - South East weather round-up

Snow, ice, strong winds and high seas. A perfect storm for parts of the South East today. With trees uprooted, lorries overturned, and some roads closed, it was a difficult start to the day for many.

One of Kent's busiest highways, the A249 that links the M2 and M20, has been closed, causing tailbacks and long diversions for many.

We speak to Carol Valentine from Kent County Council.

Selected images and video courtesy: Antony Clifford; @nickmcgowan181; @Sussexroadspol.


Commuters hit with third day of Southern strikes

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Services on Southern Railway will be at a standstill again today due to another strike by drivers in the long-running dispute over driver-only trains.

Members of the ASLEF union are striking for the third time this week, severely affecting the company's 300,000 passengers.

Southern is providing 200 buses and coaches to take passengers to nearby stations which link to other rail operators.

Southern are advising passengers not to travel unless it is essential.

Drivers walked out on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week with further strikes planned for 24th, 25th and 27th January.

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