Floods continue to cause chaos across the UK - Pakistan Today

Floods continue to cause chaos across the UK

There are almost 200 flood warnings in affect across England and Wales on Tuesday, and more rain is expected.
People living in St Asaph, Denbighshire, were warned to evacuate after the River Elwy overtopped defences amid heavy rain. A rest centre was opened by Denbighshire County Council at St Asaph leisure centre.
“Over recent hours, concerns have been growing about the levels of the River Elwy at St Asaph.” a spokesman for Denbighshire County Council said.
“The river has now overtopped the flood defences in the north end of the city.”
In north east Wales, parts of the A19 main arterial route and cross-country A66 had to be closed due to flooding. Residents were warned to evacuate 500 properties in north Wales after a river burst past flood defences.
In the west country, the First Great Western (FGW) train company advised passengers not to travel in the Tiverton Parkway area. Trains were not running between Tiverton Parkway and Exeter St David’s, and there were no CrossCountry services between Exeter St David’s and Taunton.
Buses replaced trains between Exeter St David’s and Barnstaple in Devon. Limited services resumed today between Exeter St David’s and Yeovil Junction. But buses continued to replace trains between Bristol Parkway and Patchway and between Liskeard and Looe in Cornwall. FGW did not expect to be able to run its sleeper services today. Flooding also hit rail services in Wales. Buses had to replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog.
The Highways Agency website also offered regular flood updates as Traffic Wales,Traffic England, Traffic Scotland. Trafficwatch Northern Ireland reported no incidents or delays.
There were delays between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Newcastle due to flooding near Morpeth in Northumberland, while flooding at Hartlepool meant buses had to replace trains between Seaham and Middlesbrough.
A landslip continued to cause disruption in Surrey, with the Southern train company having to run a reduced service between London and Horsham in Sussex. A lineside equipment problem caused disruption at Birmingham New Street, with trains travelling through the busy station being delayed.
Motorists had to contend with many flooded roads. Worcestershire was particularly badly affected. Among locations in the county with flooded roads were Worcester, Evesham, Alvechurch, Redditch and Norton.
The Met Office forecast heavy rain and strong winds across all parts of the country over the weekend, with the most persistent rain this afternoon in western England and parts of Wales.
River flooding is likely with the possibility of significant disruption, particularly across Devon, North Somerset, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Wales, the Met said.
Latest figures show that nearly 400 properties have flooded across the country since Tuesday and the Environment Agency has sent warnings to about 9,000 properties at risk of flooding.

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