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Drone images show flooded roads as alerts remain in place

The A1101 in Welney is flooded <i>(Image: Joe Giddens/PA)</i>
The A1101 in Welney is flooded (Image: Joe Giddens/PA)

Drone images show drivers navigating surface water on a Norfolk road, which has now been closed due to the flood risk.

There is flood water on the A1101 Welney Wash Road, where the River Delph and New Bedford River have flooded the surrounding area.

Norfolk County Council has just announced that this road is now closed and urged drivers to find alternative routes.

 

 

The Environment Agency issued a flood alert for the Hundred Foot Washes in Norfolk affecting areas like Welney and Salters Lode near Downham Market this afternoon.

Eastern Daily Press: Cars make their way through surface water on the A1101
Eastern Daily Press: Cars make their way through surface water on the A1101

Cars make their way through surface water on the A1101 (Image: Joe Giddens/PA)The Environment Agency said: "River levels are rising steadily in response to recent rainfall.

"The causeway at Welney currently has a few centimetres of water on the road and Norfolk County Council will decide whether to close Welney causeway.

"Due to the uneven surface of the roads, water may be deeper in places.

"Flood water is travelling down the River Great Ouse towards the Ouse Washes which will keep levels high for several days."

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Eastern Daily Press: Cars make their way through surface water on the A1101
Eastern Daily Press: Cars make their way through surface water on the A1101

Cars make their way through surface water on the A1101 (Image: Joe Giddens/PA)According to volunteer group Welney Flood Watch, water levels were at 2.36cm just before 8am today.

The group added that it expected the 2.40cm trigger to be reached later today.