Photo gallery: Heavy rain continues to cause flooding in parts of Norfolk

A car tries to get through Station Road in Wroxham. Picture: Antony Kelly A car tries to get through Station Road in Wroxham. Picture: Antony Kelly

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
8:44 AM

Norfolk and north Suffolk faces another wet day today which could cause further localised flooding, the Met Office has warned.

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Flooding on Roundtree Way. Picture: Gemma NeillFlooding on Roundtree Way. Picture: Gemma Neill

Parts of the county have already been hit, and this morning there is slow traffic along the A1078 Edward Benefer Way, at King’s Lynn, in both directions at Estuary Road due to flooding.

Yesterday there were problems at the A1066 at Diss, where flooding between the B1077 Stuston Road junction and the junction with the A140 caused traffic problems.

Flooding also reduced the A47 to one lane westbound in the direction of Trowse, causing tailbacks and disruption for bus services.

Low visibility also forced vehicles to move more slowly on the same dual carriageway, while in Norwich domestic and commercial properties on Prince of Wales Road and Carrow Road were affected by flooding.

A flooded road in Hellesdon. Picture: Lynsey HannantA flooded road in Hellesdon. Picture: Lynsey Hannant

Three crews of firefighters were pumping out water from Mojos nightclub in Prince of Wales Road, which one witness said had suffered “severe flooding” to its basement and cellars.

Beatrice Road in Thorpe Hamlet also flooded.

A fire service spokesman said they all appeared to be “low risk” incidents, with fire crews attending 15-20 incidents by yesterday lunchtime.

He added that “a fair few” of them were in the Norwich area.

Flooding on Beatrice Road, Norwich. Picture: Dani CameronFlooding on Beatrice Road, Norwich. Picture: Dani Cameron

The rainy weather led to a number of leaks at Norfolk County Council’s County Hall headquarters.

The full council, meeting to pick a new leader, was told about the problem.

New chairman Brian Hannah said that wheelie bins were being used to collect rainwater, but that “everything was under control”.

A number of pictures at the back of the chamber were removed to prevent water damage.

Flooding on Roundtree Way. Picture: Owen MorganFlooding on Roundtree Way. Picture: Owen Morgan

Of the A1066 flood, county council spokesman Helen McCorry said engineers revisited the site after the flooding had receded, though flood warning signs were still in place.

She added: “Engineers have checked the site and there isn’t any flooding there.

“But they’re going to keep the signs in place- just as a precaution - because the amount of rain we’re having right now could cause some standing water along the section of road.”

Dan Williams, a spokesman for the Met Office, said the rain would gradually start to drift further north into south Yorkshire today.

Firefighters assisting with flooding on Prince of Wales Road in Norwich. Picture: Polly GriceFirefighters assisting with flooding on Prince of Wales Road in Norwich. Picture: Polly Grice

A yellow warning has been issued, which means people need to be aware there could be some impact from the rainfall.

The forecast rain comes on top of the rain that fell overnight on Monday, with Wattisham receivig 31mms, Norwich Airport 6.4mms and Cromer 5.6mms.

He added: “We expect the rain around at the moment to continue until the early hours of the morning when parts of it will drift further north and into south Yorkshire.”

However, on the positive side Mr Williams said the rest of the week after today was looking drier, with some rain around at times tomorrow, but Friday and Saturday looking like being dry days, albeit with a lot of cloud around.

Flooding in Norwich. Picture: Sara StanleyFlooding in Norwich. Picture: Sara Stanley

How have you been affected by the flooding where you are? Send your photos and stories to newsdesk@archant.co.uk

20 comments

  • Although i hate to be pedantic the first caption is erroneous on the following two counts. "Station Road" is not in Wroxham it is in Hoveton along with the station. Also the bridge is over "Belaugh Road" also in Hoveton. .

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    Freddie Morris

    Monday, June 2, 2014

  • andy

    Thursday, May 29, 2014

  • Ask councils to spend, say, £40 million on repairing their own offices, or £250 million on a pointless new (NDR) road or £500 million on an even more pointless incinerator and they'll jump at the chance. Ask them to spend just a few quid on boring things like routine maintenance - clearing drains, mowing verges or filling in potholes - and they'll recoil in horror and tell you there's no money for things like that!

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    Citizen of EUSSR

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • The council don't maintain anything , there only concern is the city centre and bus lanes !! Every thing is concreted over , hedges etc pulled up and replaced with walls etc

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    Norwich

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • Roads come under the responsibility of the County Council Highways Department. Not sure will clear filthy drains or where the money, equipment and people are to do the work.

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    Capri

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • Get a grip people ... we had some heavy showers for 12 hours and a tiny bit of localised inconvenience. Take a trip down to the Somerset Levels and see people down there still blighted by the effects of last winters floods and then you will see you have diddly-squat to moan about.

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    Lucioperca

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • Dreadful that the Labour led city and county council hadn't cleared the drains more efficiently or provide sand bags for those in need, typical example of Labour inaction

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    blister

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • Water is drained off agricultural land as quick as possible. Rivers have been straightened to improve flow. Our towns and cities are concreted over. Small wonder low lying areas are flooded in extreme weather.

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    Capri

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • Its all well and good blaming various agencies for flooding problems but if a lot more people did not leave litter on the ground so it ends up in the drains or do not put fats , oils" baby wipes etc into the drainage system then maybe the problem would not be as bad. Yes the council has failings and other issues but we are all partly to blame

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    norfolkandgood

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

  • We watched today in disbelief as cars continued to drive through about 2 feet of floodwater under Wroxham station railway bridge - until two cars got stuck in the middle!

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    Norfolk and Good

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

  • A lost Nazi U boat surfaced in my back yard this afternoon. The captain was less than pleased to understand he was a few miles away from Germany (plus 70 or so years).

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    KeithS

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

  • We live near a village in south norfolk namely Aslacton and every time it rains raw sewage seeps from the man hole covers in the road. This has been reported to Anglian Water and the Environment Agency for over ten years and still nothing is done; apparently down to lack of funding!!

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    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

  • my grass quite likes all this rain. along with most folk here, "clean the drains out"! once a year, if you're lucky, isn't enough.

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    patrick

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

  • Labour run Norwich city council are a joke they have not carried out proper repairs to drains for years, and by the way most of Norfolk is above sea level, very little is below sea level

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    blister

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

  • The majority of Norfolk is below sea level, its also quite flat. Flooding during heavy rain has been happening for hundreds of years.

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    expat

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

  • My Uncle used to work for the Environment Agency a few years ago, clearing out ditches, rivers etc. He predicted we would have more flooding because of not being to dredge rivers because of newts and other wildlife. Bet the newts are laughing at us now!

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    Mandie Dunning

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

  • Clapped out roads,inadequate blocked drains,another symptom of the crumbling infrastructure that is Norfolk "Lessons will be learned" of course and of course nothing will be done!

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    Harry Rabinowitz

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

  • Clapped out roads,inadequate blocked drains,another symptom of the crumbling infrastructure that is Norfolk "Lessons will be learned" of course and of course nothing will be done!

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    Harry Rabinowitz

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

  • Yes exactly, I reported a couple of blocked drains to Norwich City Council a few months back and they said they wouldn't attend unless I sent in a photo of drains and pooling water as they had only one vehicle doing a schedule once a year and he had to go elsewhere it would mess things up. Well flooding is what happens if you neglect things to often, hoping that no one will notice.

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    John L Norton

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

  • There is bound to be some flooding as the drains haven't been cleared out for ages and it would seem every other one is blocked.

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    Vic Sponge

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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