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Trains disrupted between Norwich and Lowestoft due to flooding

Flooding at Haddiscoe
Image caption Trains have had to be diverted because of flooding at Haddiscoe

Some train services in Norfolk and Suffolk were disrupted earlier because of flooding caused by high tides.

Abellio Greater Anglia suspended services until the early evening between Lowestoft and Norwich after water covered the line at Haddiscoe.

Replacement buses were used on routes affected by the disruption.

Later on Wednesday the Environment Agency removed all the seven flood warnings in place across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Image caption The River Yare burst its banks at Brundall after high tide levels due to a tidal surge and strong winds
Image caption The area outside Great Yarmouth yacht station has been flooded by the neighbouring River Bure
Image caption The tidal River Yare also breached its banks at Reedham
Image caption A flood warning was issued for the River Yare at Brundall (above), Cantley and Reedham
Image caption The sea covered the promenade at Hunstanton earlier

Abellio Greater Anglia said services from Norwich had been finishing at Great Yarmouth instead of Lowestoft.

Earlier, flood warnings had been in place for low-lying properties along parts of the tidal River Waveney, River Yare and Lower River Bure as well as Blythburgh, Lake Lothing in Lowestoft, Snape and Southwold.

Image caption Staff at Southwold's Harbour Inn have been clearing flood water from the pub

David Kemp, from the Environment Agency, warned people to be prepared.

"They need to be aware we're going to see these higher water levels," he said.

"Most places which have the potential to flood on this will have seen flooding in recent years and they know about it."

The Harbour Inn in Southwold will not reopen until Thursday after being flooded.

Owner Nick Attfield said: "We had about six inches in - as soon as the tide receded we opened the flood doors and all the water just rushed out, but there is now a big clean-up operation."

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