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Sinkholes force M25 to close as downpours spark more UK flood warnings

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Some parts of the country could be inundated with more than 100mm of rain this week as system heads northTwo sinkholes forced the closure of parts of the M25 in both directions overnight, with chaos expected during the morning rush hour after London and parts of south-eastern England were drenched overnight.Kent Police said an accident between junctions four and five, near Sevenoaks, had led to the discovery of two sinkholes on the central reservation. Highways England said it was assessing the “serious road defect” and the M25 would remain closed on Tuesday morning. Continue reading…



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Publish date : 2019-06-11 03:10:59

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