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& # 39; Do not travel unless absolutely necessary & # 39; warn transport police amid floods, landslides and deadlock in the city center



Police and train chiefs issued a severe warning to passengers after nearly 24 hours of torrential rain causing chaos on the road and rail network.

The British Transport Police, along with Network Rail, urged people not to travel unless absolutely necessary, as Birmingham continues to be hit by heavy rains.

The adverse weather has caused many trains to be postponed or canceled after the railway lines were impassable due to flooding and landslides.

British transport police in Birmingham tweeted: "BTP and Network Rail strongly advise people not to travel today unless absolutely necessary.

Gridlock in Birmingham city center after a day of continuous rain

"Due to adverse weather, a large number of trains are being canceled or delayed due to floods and landslides."

And workers trying to go home at night reported chaos in the city center, with traffic stalled.

Photos taken from the Snow Hill parking lot show solid lines of traffic leaving Birmingham.

One man told us, "My car is in Snow Hill, but the traffic hasn't been moving for 90 minutes. It's chaos.

Passengers wait in Snow Hill for news

"Downtown is deadlocked. I saw a woman leaving Snow Hill, leaving her car. She said she hadn't moved for an hour."

Several city streets were completely closed, including the appropriately named Watery Lane in Solihulll.

West Midlands police tweeted that it was closed from Knowle to Chadwick End and several cars were abandoned in floodwater.

And a Mercedes was also involved in a growing Ford Green Hall ford.

A car is stuck on the Ford Green Road in Hall Green

The notorious flashpoint of the floods engulfed the expensive engine when the driver tried – and failed – to cross it earlier today.

The car was left almost completely submerged on the Green Road site in Hall Green, despite the red signs saying 'be careful – don't cross'.

Elsewhere, a number of Birmingham rail services have been affected by today's torrential rains.

The city was hit by heavy rains on Thursday, November 14, when flooding sweeps across the area and the western Midlands.

Range Rover at Houndsfield Lane

The region is currently in the midst of a rain warning, with Met Office warning of "life threatening" conditions in the city.

The warning, which affects the Midlands ranges, should last until 11:45 pm.

The railway line between Hereford and Great Malvern is blocked.

The West Midlands Railway has confirmed that the line has been hit by floods and bad conditions today, and buses are being replaced.

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Floods – November 2019

On Snow Hill, passengers were being warned that there were no trains between Shirley and Stratford.

And the line between Snow Hill and Kidderminster is flooded, causing long delays.

It is expected that there will be a very short break in precipitation tonight before it starts again at 21:00.

Fortunately, current Met Office forecasts suggest that tomorrow the rain will be clear to make the sky cloudy.

There will be gray sky during the last working day of the week.


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