Video and photo gallery: Roads and streets flooded as heavy rain sweeps Norfolk

Flooding in Beatrice Road, Norwich. Picture: Dani Cameron Flooding in Beatrice Road, Norwich. Picture: Dani Cameron

Monday, July 14, 2014
8:24 AM

Heavy rain sweeping Norfolk has left streets flooded and roads blocked, with emergency services bracing themselves for a deluge of calls.

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A driver making their way through a flooded Orchard Lane in Aylsham. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLYA driver making their way through a flooded Orchard Lane in Aylsham. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning in the East of England, predicting “heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms”.

The warning is in place until 7pm, when the rain is expected to stop.

Firefighters are currently at Acle, Blofield, Rackheath, Frettenham, Gorleston, Bradwell, Thetford and Cawston.

The downpour has also left a number of the county’s roads blocked.

Rob Tebbutt took this picture of flooding in Bradwell. Picture: Rob TebbuttRob Tebbutt took this picture of flooding in Bradwell. Picture: Rob Tebbutt

Police have warned motorists to expect delays on the A47 Blofield bypass due to flooding on both carriageways.

There is flooding on the A1151 Wroxham Road in Rackheath around the Muck Lane junction.

Yarmouth Road, in Blofield is partially blocked at The Street junction, because of flooding, while Bullacebush Lane in the village is closed in both directions due to a vehicle getting stuck in the flood water.

The A140 Norwich Road in Marsham was partially blocked around the Fengate junction, but has now been cleared.

Flooding on the back roads near the A47 near Blofield. Picture: Hanna @yellowpixiesFlooding on the back roads near the A47 near Blofield. Picture: Hanna @yellowpixies

There is also heavy flooding on the A47 at Blofield and on the A149 between Ormesby and Rollesby. Firefighters were called to help pump out of the driveway of one property and a police car was also sent to the scene to help slow down the traffic passing through the flooded area.

Gorleston and Bradwell have also suffered flooding, with Burgh Road, Gorleston and Long Lane in Bradwell reported as being particularly bad.

Police have advised drivers to use their headlights, slow down and increase the gap with the car in front.

First buses has advised passengers that services to Lingwood and Lowestoft will be delayed due to flooding in the areas.

At Little Haubois, near Coltishall, one crew of Sprowston firefighters pumped out water after reports of flooding in the village.

The roads around Cawston are also flooded and just before 3.15pm a Norfolk Fire Service officer was called about flooding on Booton Road, but the services of the brigade were not needed.

Roads around the Orchard Lane area of Aylsham have also flooded.

Are you being affected by the flooding? Tweet @EDP24 or email any pictures to newsdesk@archant.co.uk

7 comments

  • .....and still the roundabout at the Heartsease is ignored....7 lanes in...5 lanes out....and a scruffy uneven surface looking over an eyesore....This would not be tolerated on the Southern side of the City!!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Monday, July 14, 2014

  • No rain today though....

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    Dre33dd

    Monday, July 14, 2014

  • .....all the roundabouts have been washed away....or just swept under the carpet!!!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Sunday, July 13, 2014

  • yes it rained, so what !!!!!!!!

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    London in Norfolk

    Sunday, July 13, 2014

  • Driving Nth Walsham to Norwich in the heavy rain I noticed average 1 in 10 drivers with no lights on. Just after Horstead there was flooding across the road from the field with mud in the water and 2 large vehicles, maybe 4x4's, travelling fast causing so much spray I could see nothing for a few seconds as I went through the flood. Some people don't care to slow down but love the splash.

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    JEN

    Sunday, July 13, 2014

  • More of this "Unprecedented" rain Brandon Lewis was on about huh? I'm now living through my 8th one in 200 year event according to the Environment Agency's website.

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    ThePresence

    Sunday, July 13, 2014

  • Would like to know which First buses to Lingwood are delayed today as we don't have any on a Sunday!

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    Keifs Bigland

    Sunday, July 13, 2014

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