Flooding causing major problems in parts of the South

There were major delays in Sussex this morning after flooding closed the Balcombe Tunnel. Flooding also caused queues on Sussex roads. Other parts of the South have been affected by heavy rain over night.

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More rain expected tonight

Flooded railway lines at Bletchingley Tunnel Credit: Network Rail

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.

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