April 24 2014 Latest news:
Monday, December 23, 2013
Rail services on the King’s Lynn to London line have been due to bad weather.
A tree has fallen on the line between Stevenage and Knebworth causing damage to overhead cables.
Trains have been running at lower speeds throughout the day as a precaution ahead of the predicted storms.
The train operator is also recommending that passengers hoping to travel on Christmas Eve check their journey before travelling.
Cambridgeshire Police have warned motorists to avoid unnecessary journeys over the next 24 hours when the severe weather is predicted.
A Cambridgeshire Constabulary statement said: “Police are urging motorists to only use roads for essential journeys over the next 24 hours due to expected high winds and heavy rain.
“The winds, which are expected to peak at around midnight, could result in falling trees or power lines and there is likely to be standing water on many roads.
“We would urge anyone who must use the roads to drive to the conditions and at an appropriate speed.
“In the event of power cuts we would ask people to be aware of elderly or vulnerable relatives and neighbours who may need help and support.
“Motorists should check weather reports in the media or on the Met Office website.”
There is heavy traffic in the King’s Lynn area with traffic moving slowly at the Southgates, Hardwick and Queen Elizabeth Hospital roundabouts.