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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Travel chaos for Sussex commuters

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.

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