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Thames Barrier closes again to prevent flooding

PUBLISHED: 14:21 04 March 2014 | UPDATED: 14:39 04 March 2014

The barrier - one of the largest movable flood barriers in the world - closed for four hours at 12.45pm on Tuesday to prevent flooding.

It has been closed a number of time over the past week.

At the time of writing there were 112 flood alerts in place with 17 warnings and two severe flood warnings.

Advice and guidance about flooding is available on the Environment Agency website and from Floodline on 0845 988 1188.

For the latest info follow the Environment Agency on Twitter @EnvAgencySE.

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