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Last Updated: Tuesday January 22 2008 07:53 GMT

Flood chaos continues across UK

School kids running through the flood waters in Leeds

Heavy rain is still causing chaos in parts of England and Wales, with more than 100 flood warnings in place.

Dozens of homes in the north of England were flooded on Monday and many schools and shops had to close as roads and railway lines were left underwater.

More rain is expected, but experts reckon it will be ice, not rain, that's causing problems later in the week.

Severe weather warnings about icy roads have been issued in northern England, the Midlands, Scotland and Wales.

Things should get better for travellers affected by the floods as some train services and roads start to reopen on Tuesday.

Firefighters near Toll Bar, Doncaster
Fire crews have been building sand bag barriers to try to limit the flooding
But severe flood warnings are still in place in the north of England and Midlands, including the River Severn in Shrewsbury.

On Monday, a woman had to be rescued by police after she was stranded in her car when it was swept away by flood waters from the river.

Parts of West Yorkshire are also on high alert as water levels in local rivers continue to rise.



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