Trains between Skegness and Nottingham running normally

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East Midlands Trains services between Skegness and Nottingham on the Poacher Line will be running as normal this morning (Monday), despite Met Office predictions of strong winds later.

The company said that anyone with Advance Purchase tickets today who chooses not to travel because of weather concerns will be able to use those tickets later today or tomorrow instead.

A spokesperson for EMT, speaking via Twitter, said: “If you’re travelling on Advance Purchase tickets and you choose to travel later your ticket will be valid later today and tomorrow.”

Heavy rain is currently lashing down in Lincolnshire, but the damaging gusts of wind forecast by the Met Office had yet to materialise on the East Lindsey coast (as of 6.40am).

Speaking shortly after 6.30am this morning Lincolnshire Police’s Detective Superintendent Shaun West said: “The present weather prediction is for a focal point between 7am and 9am, with gusts of 50 to 60 mph. The weather state has dissipated inland.”

The force is expecting over and inch of rainfall today in the eight hours leading up to 10am.

Elsewhere, Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue crews are beginning to attend flooding incidents elsewhere in the county - including two call-outs in the Donington area.