Heavy rain causing major problems - school closures, train cancellations and road closures in Warwick, Leamington and Kenilworth area

Heavy rains are causing major problems across the district - with road closures, train cancellations and school closures.

Thursday, 14th November 2019, 10:55 am
Updated Thursday, 14th November 2019, 6:29 pm


Chiltern Railways said the railway between Banbury and Leamington ahs now reopened - it was closed this morning.

A spokesperson for Chiltern said: "Following heavy rain flooding the railway between Banbury and #LeamingtonSpa the line towards the West Midlands has now reopened. Ticket acceptance is no longer in place on other train providers."

Heavy rain is causing disruption to the area.


Flood warnings have been issued in the following areas:

River Dene at Walton

River Dene at Wellesbourne

Flooding in the Kineton and Shipston area. Picture by Shipton Safter Neighbourhood (police) Team.

River Stour at Mitford Bridge, Shipston on Stour and Tredington

River Leam at Marton

Finham Brook at Kenilworth


Flooding in the Kineton and Shipston area. Picture by Shipton Safter Neighbourhood (police) Team.

Rural roads are becoming impassible and drivers are being told to be careful.

Many of the roads in and around Southam and the nearby villages are becoming dangerous.

Warwickshire County Council said: "We are receiving multiple reports of flooding in various areas. We are in contact with local operators to monitor the impact on bus services and will provide updates as we receive them."


So far, we have been made aware of following school closures:

Kineton Primary School

Brailes Primary School

Acorns Primary School

Long Compton

Moreton Morrell C Of E Primary School

The Dassett C.Of E. Primary School

Tysoe C.Of E. Primary School

Wolverton Primary School

Newbold And Tredington C.Of E. Primary School

Ilmington C.Of E. Primary School

Great Alne Primary School

Our Lady's Catholic Primary School, Princethorpe

Temple Herdewyke Primary School

Shipston Primary School

Snitterfield Primary School

Lapworth C.Of E. Primary School

King Edward VI School

Tudor Grange Primary Academy Haselor

Wootton Wawen C.Of E. Primary School

Loxley C.Of E. Community Primary School

King's High and Warwick Prep School

Coughton CofE Primary School

Claverdon Primary School

Wellesbourne C.Of E. Primary School i

This is an ongoing story - we will bring you more on this as it happens.

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