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Southern Railway- Statement

"Following the overnight storms, we, along with Network Rail, have now started to assess the damage to our route.Currently, there are a large number of trees obstructing lines, which need to be cleared before we are able to prove the route, and start running passenger services.Southern and Gatwick Express services will therefore not start operating at 0900 as previously hoped. A further update of when we hope to start services will be provided at 0930.Passengers are advised to check www.southernrailway.com before travelling today."

– Southern Railway

C2C trains not expected to be back to normal until noon

We have just received this from C2C trains.

We do not expect trains to resume until at least 12.00 and our advice remains not to travel. We currently have power failures between Fenchurch Street and West Ham, and between Purfleet and Tilbury.

There has also been debris blocking the track at Thorpe Bay and Upminster. We are working with Network Rail to tackle these issues, and we will resume train services as soon as we can.

Hampshire Police- Advice for drivers

Hampshire Police are warning drivers to take extra care on the roads as high winds continue across the region. When driving in high winds keep both hands firmly on the wheel.

Drivers should also anticipate buffeting by the wind and the slip stream from passing vehicles, especially high-sided vehicles such as vans or lorries.

Drivers should slow their speed as the faster the vehicle is travelling the more likely it is to drift off course in a sudden gust. Drivers of high-sided vehicles, motor homes or cars towing caravans should be especially vigilant.

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