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Storm Dennis brings strong winds and heavy rain to region

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  • The road from Happisburgh to North Walsham in Norfolk was blocked by a fallen tree

Trees blocked roads across the East of England on Saturday night as Storm Dennis brought gales of up to 60mph.

The region was not hit as badly as some parts of the country, but the storm has still caused travel disruption.

  • Saturday night's gales whipped the sand up at Gorleston beach (Pictures from Gareth Hunt)

A falling tree hit a passing train near Royston station at around 7am on Sunday morning.

The train was deemed fit to continue, but engineers had to work to clear the tree - as well as another one which had fallen on overhead wires - for several hours, blocking the line between King's Cross and Cambridge.

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  • Storm Dennis brought down a tree in East Bergholt on Saturday night

Meanwhile, the area around Kettering saw some of the worst flooding in the region.

The A509 was closed between the A14 and Isham due to flood water, causing long delays in surrounding villages.

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  • Floodwater blocked most of the A509 between Kettering and Isham

In Hertfordshire, the Environment Agency laid down sandbags in the village of Buntingford near Bishop's Stortford.

A tree had fallen over the River Rib during Storm Ciara, and authorities were worried that could cause flooding to nearby properties.

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  • Sandbags were laid in Buntingford in case the River Rib overflowed

Speed restrictions were enforced on several rail lines, including Peterborough to London.

In Suffolk, the Orwell Bridge was closed from Saturday afternoon but reopened at 9am on Sunday morning.

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  • Sections of the promenade at Walton on the Naze have collapsed due to the weather of the past week
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  • Part of the footpath at St Neots marina has been ripped up by a fallen tree
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  • Police in Hampton, near Peterborough, tweeted a picture of bins that had been blown across the road

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