December 4 2013 Latest news:
Monday, October 28, 2013
Train services from King’s Lynn, Downham Market, Littleport and Ely to Cambridge have resumed having been suspended due to adverse weather conditions.
Train operator First Capital Connect, which runs trains between King’s Lynn, Downham Market and Ely to Cambridge and London, has said services between Lynn and Cambridge have resumed but they have warned passengers to expect delays.
However tree on the line near Royston has prevented the service running to London.
A spokesperson for First Capital Connect said: “We are still waiting for trade to be fully cleared and damage to tracks to be repaired. As yet we do not have an expected time for full service to resume.”
Earlier fallen trees had blocked lines around St Albans and Hatfield, while overhead cables have also been brought down by the gales. More than 100 trees have been felled by the storm across the network, Network Rail said.
"There are no services until further notice. We’ve advised passengers not to travel, not even to go to the station."
First Capital Connect have advised passengers not to travel due to the weather and a number of its services remain suspended.
Surface water was causing some problems on the roads in West Norfolk and the Fens this morning, after a prolonged spell of heavy rain.
While the area appeared to escape the worst of the winds, which have wreaked havoc elsewhere across the country, a number of stretches of road were under several inches of water.
There were problems for rush hour drivers at the junction of Estuary Road and Benefer Way, in King’s Lynn, where one lane of the road was totally submerged.
Cambridgeshire police are warning drivers not to travel unless it’s absolutely necessary.
“The winds could result in falling trees or power lines and there is likely to be standing water on many roads,” the force said. “We would urge anyone who must use the roads to drive to the conditions and at an appropriate speed.”
Bus operator Norfolk Green said that there has been some disruption to its services however the buses are continuing to run.
Sue Atter, office manager, said: “A number of services have been disrupted our main service that has been disrupted is the X8 and X29 service from Lynn to Fakenham to Norwich which is due to the amount of water on the roads. Traffic is moving very slowly.
“It has not been as bad as we thought it might have been but services will be slower than normal.”
A spokesperson for Norfolk Police said that although the West of the county had escaped the worst of the weather there had been reports of flooding along the B1145 in Gayton.