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Police warn motorists to stay safe as rain batters South Essex
MOTORISTS are being urged to take care on the roads as heavy rain continues to batter South Essex.
Other more local roads have also been deemed impassable and have been shut by police.
The London-bound track of the A127 remains at a standstill due to ongoing flooding on the M25, while the Southend-bound track is slow moving due to heavy surface spray.
Chief Insp Nick Lee said: "I would advise motorists to take great care when driving in these conditions and not to underestimate the depth of surface water.
"Please drive at appropriate speeds as water running off the land can cause floods at unexpected locations. Also make sure you keep tuned in to the radio and if possible avoid roads that are affected by the flooding."
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