There was rush hour travel chaos this evening as heavy rains and high winds hit the area as forecast.

Fallen trees and flooded streets slowed down traffic on the roads and all London Midland trains between Birmingham New Street and Redditch were cancelled when overhead lines at Kings Norton were damaged.

Facebook and twitter followers once again rose to the occasion and shared their experiences to assist others. They reported fallen trees in West Heath, Kings Norton and Great Park and flash floods in Longbridge, Rednal, Northfield and Frankley. Several people reported a loss of Virgin Media services including TV, phone and broadband, in the Northfield area.

Many thanks to all who shared news and information!

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