Storm Angus disrupts rail and roads across England and Wales

 

Storm Angus, the first named storm of the winter, has caused flash flooding and travel chaos across England and Wales, with many red flood warnings in place and the main rail line to the South West washed away in several places.

According to the BBC, rail services have been severely disrupted in the South West, with the line closed between Taunton and Exeter.

The main line to the South West has been washed away in several places following torrential downpours.

The BBC reports that roads have been closed and trains cancelled elsewhere and that floods sirens have also been sounded in Yorkshire.

A ferry carrying around 150 people has now docked at Fishguard, South West Wales after 26 hours at sea.

At the time of writing there were 18 Environment Agency red flood warnings, meaning that flooding is expected and immediate action is required, although none of them were at the highest ‘severe’ level.

There were 123 amber flood alerts, meaning that flooding is possible and people should be prepared.

The number of warnings and alerts has declined during the day.

 

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