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Rescue teams in action as river floods roads

The streets of Newhaven in East Sussex were flooded after a tidal surge caused the river to burst its banks. Cars were partly submerged but no houses were flooded and there were no casualties. Police and fire officers, coastguards, the highways and environment agency were involved in the response.

Truck pushed out of flood water Credit: Eddie Mitchell
Cars submerged in flash flood Credit: Eddie Mitchell
Multi agency operation Credit: Eddie Mitchell

All flood warnings are due to be removed for the South-East. The Thames Barrier is set to close again today as a precautionary measure. Snow is expected in Kent between 8 and 10 tomorrow morning

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Snowfall causes problems in the South East

Further snowfall today has continued to cause problems across the South East.

Kent and Sussex were hit hard causing havoc for drivers, with some having to abandon cars at the roadside.

The A249 remains shut northbound after a lorry accident.

Meanwhile, a number of schools across the region have had to close due to the bad weather.

However, some pupils were determined not to be stopped by the snow.

Airports expecting delays due to snow

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Heathrow and Gatwick Airport have warned passengers there could be delays and cancellations to flights today if the weather is as the Met Office expects.

A yellow weather warning of snow has been issued across South East England.

There is a chance snow could settle this afternoon potentially causing problems during rush hour.

Heavy rain and strong winds are also anticipated with skies expected to clear on Thursday night leading to widespread ice to form on untreated surfaces.

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