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Live reports: Flooding causes havoc with road and rail in Somerset and now rest of UK

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: February 11, 2014

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Flooding is continuing to cause havoc with road and rail travel in Somerset and now the rest of the UK

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Flooding is continuing to cause havoc with road and rail travel with many major highways under water and numerous train services delayed or cancelled.

Prime Minister David Cameron spent the morning in the Devon resort of Dawlish, which has seen its railway track destroyed, cutting off the rail link between Cornwall and the rest of the country affecting train services for around six weeks.

No trains are running between Exeter St Davids and Newton Abbot in Devon with buses replacing trains. The line between Exeter St Davids and Newton Abbot is not expected to reopen until March 18 at the earliest

Also in this area, over-running engineering work meant no trains were able to run between Par and Plymouth. Buses are replacing trains here, too.

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Train services in Wales have also been hit by the floods. This led to delays between Porth and Pontypridd, while flooding near Abergavenny in South Wales meant that trains could not run between Hereford and Newport, with buses being laid on instead.

Train services between Manchester and Cardiff were also affected, while no trains were able to run between Bridgwater and Taunton.

The catalogue of closed roads due to flooding stretched across the country. Thames Valley towns such as Staines, Runnymede, Henley-on-Thames and Cookham all had streets under water in places, while many routes in Somerset remained unpassable.

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