Severe weather cuts off rail links to large parts of south-west England
Published on Feb 9, 2014 10:11 PM
LONDON (Reuters) - Severe flooding and landslips have completely cut off rail routes to large parts of south-west of England as storms continue to batter southern Britain.
Some areas of Somerset in south-west England have been underwater for over a month in the wettest January on record, and the government has come under pressure for not putting enough resources into preventing flooding.
Prime Minister David Cameron announced extra funding for flood defence repairs earlier this week after high tides and stormy seas destroyed a large section of sea wall at Dawlish in Devon, washing a stretch of railway into the sea.
Further flooding and landslips have now cut off all rail links to Devon and Cornwall.
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