Second car in 24 hours gets stuck on flooded Wymondham road

A car got stuck in flooding on Station Road, Wymondham, on Sunday A car got stuck in flooding on Station Road, Wymondham, on Sunday

Monday, June 30, 2014
9:26 AM

A second car in 24 hours has got stuck on a Wymondham road which was flooded following heavy rain.

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Many parts of Norfolk experienced up to two hours of very wet weather on Sunday morning.

Station Road in Wymondham flooded under the railway bridge, the day after police closed it and firefighters spent three hours pumping out the water.

At lunchtime on Sunday, a motorist became the second to get stuck in the deep water under the railway bridge over the weekend, and police were sent to the scene.

Although flooding is not unusual on this stretch of road, one eyewitness said the water level reached thigh height.

In the previous incident, a crew of firefighters was called out at 5.28pm on Saturday, and helped the man out of the car. He was not believed to be injured.

A spokesman for the fire service said it had received a number of calls about flooding in the Thetford and Harleston areas on Saturday, but in all cases the water had dissipated by the time crews arrived.

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21 comments

  • @Katman ...... Possibly the most sensible comment in this entire article

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    Lucioperca

    Saturday, July 5, 2014

  • Bobby Stranger

    Monday, June 30, 2014

  • It is obviously very deceptive as to how deep the water is because the footpath remains level whilst passing under the bridge. A simple measure to hopefully prevent other people becoming stuck would be to paint a couple of yellow lines ACROSS the road at the point the water reaches when it is two or three inches deep. They could then erect a large warning sign at each side of the bridge advising that if the yellow lines weren't visible the water under the bridge was in excess of x inches deep and an alternative route should be sought. Shouldn't cost a lot to implement and probably a lot less that the cost of the emergency services attending each time it rains heavily !!

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    Katman

    Sunday, June 29, 2014

  • Barny

    Sunday, June 29, 2014

  • I watched the man get stuck this afternoon. He was unfortunately driving a Renault, not renowned for their electrical reliability. He was proceeded through by a couple of 4 X 4's a Ford Fusion & a VW Golf all with no problems.

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    Wym_Boy

    Sunday, June 29, 2014

  • A second car in 24 hours has got stuck on a Wymondham road which was flooded following heavy rain. It was not the cars` fault. It was the two idiot drivers who drove into flood water that were to blame.

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    BG

    Sunday, June 29, 2014

  • It looks like a Bridge Over Troubled Waters to me

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    expat

    Sunday, June 29, 2014

  • Common sense is obviously not that common.

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    melalmighty

    Sunday, June 29, 2014

  • Rob_H This road has flooded there for over 30 years that I can remember, why has it never had drainage installed? Because there's no money to be made out of it? You cannot drain uphill This is a very low spot so all water will drain to it. So the only way to cure it is to fill in the low spot, so the water runs elsewhere. Then there would be the problem of lower headroom under the bridge and the water would go to the next low spot. So why spent a lot of money, solving lots of problems when the original problem only effects a few people for a short amount of time.

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    richard gray

    Sunday, June 29, 2014

  • If I come across what looks like deep water, I now stop, back off a short distance and wait for someone else to go through first. Then judge whether my car will go through in safety. If in doubt, just turn round and find another, longer if needs be, route. Once you have been stuck in water, you never want to do it again, believe me.

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    The original Victor Meldrew

    Sunday, June 29, 2014

  • Some drivers are like sheep,they will follow other where ever, 4x4's will normally get through a flood as long it is not stupid deep obviously,then you get some people who think their cars are boats or submarines, then they learn the hard way and they are called idiots !!!

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    Lyn Flatt

    Sunday, June 29, 2014

  • This road has flooded there for over 30 years that I can remember, why has it never had drainage installed? Because there's no money to be made out of it?

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    Rob_H

    Sunday, June 29, 2014

  • Seem to be a lot more of these severe weather events due to climate change. We should try and give up our cars and cycle more.

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    blister

    Sunday, June 29, 2014

  • "He was not believed to be injured." but he was found to be an idiot.

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    ggj666

    Sunday, June 29, 2014

  • What a waste of emergency services time. It wasn't that deep for goodness sake. Shouldn't have driven into it in the first place, hope he gets a bill for being "rescued"... Idiot. Also wonder if they will tell the truth on their insurance claim!!

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    Mr T

    Sunday, June 29, 2014

  • Should have gone to specsavers

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    richguyb

    Saturday, June 28, 2014

  • Apparently there are plans for a cycle underpass...wow that's going to help!

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    Janeway

    Saturday, June 28, 2014

  • The Elected Local MP for Wymondham will wish he had never been elected if I lived there !!!

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    Colby Army!

    Saturday, June 28, 2014

  • I reckon, all the residents who live on the Silfield Road side of the Railway Bridge should withhold Council tax payments until drainage is installed, simply because this has been going on for years..... Simples !!!!

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    Colby Army!

    Saturday, June 28, 2014

  • Shame on the councillors who voted for over a thousand homes in South Wymondham without sorting this problem out!

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    Birdman

    Saturday, June 28, 2014

  • When will people learn that cars don`t float - it`s boats that do.

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    BG

    Saturday, June 28, 2014

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