Storm Corrie ‘still packing a punch’ says Kirkwood

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Flooding has caused Great Anglia services between Reedham Norfolk and Haddiscoe to be cancelled after a train got stuck on the track yesterday. The incident happened at Haddiscoe Bridge between Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft, Suffolk. According to the company, the train got stuck on the line, but it did not derail.

Photos and videos have shown the extent of the collapse below the line.

No passengers were on board during the incident, the company confirmed.

A rail replacement service will be in operation between Norwich and Lowestoft until Friday, February 4.

A spokesman for Great Anglia said: “Crews on the ground are currently assessing the best way to move it out of the way without it derailing.

“Due to flood water making the railway unsafe between Reedham Norfolk and Haddiscoe all lines are blocked.

“Train services running through these stations may be cancelled. Disruption is expected until further notice.

“Due to flooding on the railway in the Haddiscoe area, services between Norwich and Lowestoft are suspended.”

A sinkhole is a depression or hole in the ground caused by some form of collapse of the surface layer.

They usually form by erosion caused by frequent exposure to water.

It comes down to the type of rocks underlying the soil.

Flood alerts remain in place across northeast England amid heavy flooding in the region after Storm Malik and Corrie.

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for Monday (January 31) due to heavy winds.

People have been told to “take care on coastal roads and footpaths, and don’t put yourself in unnecessary danger”.

The Met Office said that the north Norfolk coast from Hunstanton to Cromer is experiencing winds of up to 60mph.

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The storm caused havoc across the UK over the weekend.

Northern Powergrid, which supplies northern England, said around 80,000 customers were affected.

Some 7,000 were still without power at 6.30pm on Sunday, although the company said that it hoped to cut that to 4,000 during the night.

Worst-affected were Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, and County Durham.

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) said it had 9,000 households without power in Scotland as at 8pm on Sunday, with plans to reconnect 1,500 of those overnight.

The Scottish government also confirmed on Sunday evening that all but 7,500 households in Scotland were expected to be reconnected overnight.

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