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Heavy rain and winds cause rail chaos
THOUSANDS of commuters will be unable to travel today, after a major rail operator has cancelled all trains running to London.
In the last few minutes, East Coast have confirmed that due to storm damage there will be no trains running in or out of London's King's Cross, and no services running south of Peterborough.
Other train companies are also experiencing severe disruption, with short term cancellations around the country, as heavy rain and 70mph winds batter the south of the country.
Electric trains are restricted to an 80mph maximum speed south of York until 3pm. Anyone planning on travelling by rail is advised to check with the train operator prior to travelling.
A spokesman for East Coast said tickets for travel today would be valid for travel tomorrow.
In North Yorkshire, motorists have been advised to take extra care while driving in the heavy rain today.
North Yorkshire Police have urged drivers to drive with caution today, as the heavy rain this morning has already left large areas of standing water on major roads, including the A64 between Hopgrove and Bramham.
Reports have also come in of heavy traffic on York's outer ring road, and hazardous conditions on the A1(M).
Network Rail's managing director of network operations, Robin Gisby, said: "Passengers will, I hope, understand that their safety and the safety of our workforce has to be the rail industry's number one priority during such severe weather."
The revised timetable is available by phoning National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950.