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Road and rail disruption as fresh weather warning issued for Cornwall

By WBJLock  |  Posted: January 07, 2014

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Lightning has been blamed for the closure of the railway line between Falmouth Docks and Truro.

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Lightning storms and heavy rain has caused road and railway disruption across Cornwall this morning as a fresh weather warning is put in place.

The Exeter-based Met Office has issued a warning of heavy rain set to last until 6.00am tomorrow.

And amidst the downpour, a lightning strike has been blamed for the closure of the railway line between Falmouth Docks and Truro today.

National Rail has said the lightning strike has caused signalling problems to develop.

Buses have been requested to replace any cancelled trains.

Roads across the region have again been flooded. Browns Hill at Penryn is said to be closed and there is flooding on the A3075 near Goonhavern garden centre. The A39 at Perranworthal is also flooded but passable with care.

A spokesperson from the Met Office said: “Heavy showers, some of them combined with hail and thunder, will continue to affect parts of southern England at times through the rest of Monday, Tuesday and early Wednesday.

“The public should be aware of the risk of further localised flooding, especially in areas which have been affected in recent days.”

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