A part of the M50 in Herefordshire was compelled to shut final night time because of extreme flooding, in addition to components of the M4 and M48. Practice providers have been additionally cancelled in various areas as flooding blocked rail strains.
In the meantime in Kent, lorry drivers who’ve been caught within the UK whereas ready to journey to France because of sudden border restrictions have slowly begun to cross the Channel. 1000’s nonetheless are ready to be examined for coronavirus, as solely hauliers with a destructive Covid check shall be allowed to cross into France.
Ferries will sail on Christmas and Boxing Day
Grant Shapps has additionally promised that ferries will sail on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, as he praised French firemen for his or her “nice cooperation” in serving to to check the hundreds of drivers who’ve been stranded on the Port of Dover this week.
He stated: “In addition to guaranteeing ferries will now sail on Christmas and Boxing Day, we have additionally received nice cooperation by French firemen working with NHS Take a look at and Hint and our good army in a giant effort to clear the backlog created by the French border closure.”
Kate Ng24 December 2020 08:40
UK-France border to stay open via Christmas
The transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has introduced that France has agreed with the UK to maintain the border at Eurotunnel, Dover and Calais open to permit hauliers and EU residents return dwelling.
1000’s of lorry drivers and EU residents discovered themselves stranded within the UK earlier this week, and are nonetheless ready to be examined for coronavirus to allow them to cross the Channel.
Solely these with a destructive Covid check shall be allowed to cross the border.
Kate Ng24 December 2020 08:29
Practice strains blocked between Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple
In response to Nationwide Rail, all trains operating between Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple shall be cancelled because of heavy flooding this morning.
Kate Ng24 December 2020 08:20
Gloucestershire Police warn folks to remain off roads as A40 closed
The A40 at Over is closed to each in and out-bound visitors as extreme flooding continues to hit Gloucestershire.
Gloucestershire Police tweeted: “There are diversions in place however we predict them to be very busy with visitors. Please keep away from the realm and plan your route accordingly.”
Kate Ng24 December 2020 08:18
Motorway closed and practice providers halted because of extreme flooding
Torrential rain all through Wednesday led to the closure of a part of the M50 in Herefordshire, with all lanes closed on the westbound part between junction eight on the M5 and junction two at Ledbury.
Footage from social media confirmed a major quantity of water operating over the M50, inflicting disruption to visitors.
Trains have been additionally cancelled between Nice Malvern and Hereford. West Midlands Railway tweeted simply earlier than 8am that the road has reopened, however providers are “topic to delays/cancellations because of displaced practice crew/trains”. No rail alternative providers can be found “because of circumstances of highway and rail throughout the Ledbury space”, it added.
Over 160 flood alerts and warnings have been issued by the Setting Company all through England and Wales.
Kate Ng24 December 2020 08:14
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Kate Ng24 December 2020 07:56