Trains cancelled and driver rescued as thunderstorms bring chaos to Shropshire

Heavy rain has brought chaos to Shropshire, with trains cancelled and the M54 slowed to a crawl by flood water.

Fire crews were also called out to flood-related incidents, including a rescue from a vehicle stuck in flood water.

Warnings of storms from the Met Office turned to reality on Thursday evening when the M54 and roads in Telford suffered flash flooding and the sound of thunder rang out.

Videos posted on Twitter showed cars ploughing through water in Telford and crawling along on the westbound side of the M54.

On the railways too the lines between Shrewsbury and London Euston, Shrewsbury and Birmingham New Street and Transport for Wales services were all affected.

Warnings were issued of flooding on the railway between Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton delaying trains until 10pm.

Rail replacement services have been requested to run between Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury in this direction only.

Fire crews rescued one person from flood waters in Telford.

One fire engine was mobilised from Wellington station at 6.52pm on Thursday to reports of flooding in Haybridge Road.

When they arrived the crew found one person was in need of being 'assisted from a vehicle after becoming stuck in flood water".

It was resolved by 7.01pm.

Earlier on, at 6.17pm a crew from Wellington was sent to Formula One, in Haybridge Road after a report of flooding affecting electrics.

They sent their incident stop message at 6.42pm.

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