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Exeter rail link cut off by flooding

Flooding has once again led to the closure of the main railway line into Exeter, at Cowley Bridge.

Water from the swollen River Exe has washed away the ground from underneath some of the nearby track.

Network Rail and firefighters have been working hard to protect the signalling equipment, using temporary dams.

But rail engineers have to wait for the water to subside before they can carry out repairs... so it's thought no trains will be able to use the track for five days.

Around 25 properties in Stoke Canon were flooded yesterday.. and the Mill on the Exe in Exeter was unable to open in the morning after becoming waterlogged.

Flood warnings remain in place for the river Exe from Tiverton to Exeter including Bickleigh.. the Exe and Culm at Stoke Canon... and the lower Exe including the quay area in Exeter.

There's also a warning for the river Clyst from Broadclyst to Clyst St Mary.

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