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PHOTO GALLERY: Last night’s spectacular Norfolk storms

08:45 19 July 2012

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A torrential downpour about 9pm in Norwich, this view is of St Andrews.

Summer of 2012 rolls on ... A torrential downpour about 9pm in Norwich, this view is of St Andrews.

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Streets were flooded last night as spectacular storms hit many parts of Norfolk.

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The fire service received several calls reporting flooded streets in King’s Lynn shortly after 8pm.

The speedway meet between King’s Lynn and Eastbourne at the Norfolk Arena was postponed to August 8 after it was hit by the downpour.

Thunder, lightning and downpours also hit Norwich. There were three car crashes at rush hour yesterday as traffic struggled in a sudden downpour.

Shortly after 5pm a Ford Ka hit the central reservation on the A47 by Postwick, causing delays.

Police were called to clear debris off the road.

Just before 5pm there was an accident between two cars on the A146 at Trowse Newton.

By the A140 Cromer Road at Stratton Strawless, a lorry and a Mazda collided, bringing traffic to a halt at around 5.20pm.

Wet weather is set to remain until Sunday when better conditions are forecast.

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12 comments

  • please please please get things right for once , bad weather DOES NOT cause accidents BAD DRIVING causes accidents !!!!!

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    adinorwich

    Thursday, July 19, 2012

  • Ah just seen the small gallery link to the right - time to redesign the page so the gallery link is more prominent!

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    sprowstongal

    Thursday, July 19, 2012

  • Mrs P I couldn't agree more. Climate change is a natural event and has happened for millenia. The problem with the "worriers" is that they seem to think this is all OUR fault, clearly it isn't. I saw a comment from some green idiot the other day that we should expect 6metre sea level rises in the next 20 yrs. utter nonsense. An iceberg the size of central London has just fallen off Greenland, is Gt Yarmouth flooded?, I don't think so. These people should, generally, be in secure accomodation!

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    Windless

    Friday, July 20, 2012

  • I was visiting Peckover House in Wisbech recently, where they had records of rainfall going back to the 19th century. There were worries about climate change even then, and probably before, so may I ask the climate change 'worriers' to stop worrying. It rains, it snows, the sun shines - we have weather. And I for one love it - I would hate to live in a country where the weather is the same every day, so boring.

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    MrsP

    Thursday, July 19, 2012

  • time to redesign the site so its more obvious to people who are so quick to carp and criticise that they don't bother looking.

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    Mikado Kember

    Thursday, July 19, 2012

  • I dont recall it raining at the time of the crash on the Cromer road, someone was at fault but not the weather. And it was a Large van not a lorry. Talk about hype things up for a story.

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    Skoalbandit

    Thursday, July 19, 2012

  • One photo does not a 'gallery' make - surely the title is misleading. And the picture merely shows more rain which we are all used to by now - what about pictures of the amazing fork lightning or even a video showing more?

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    sprowstongal

    Thursday, July 19, 2012

  • Oh please, not another spelling mistake. Lightning dears, lightning. Humming Bohemian Rhapsody and ending up with a rhyme for frightening-well... Lightening is something rather different. Pretty wasn't it!

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    Daisy Roots

    Thursday, July 19, 2012

  • I blame Anglian water! All this rain occurred after they banned use of the hosepipe.

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    Jane Bradley

    Thursday, July 19, 2012

  • Bit of reverse psychology called for here. Time to appoint a minister for rain. That should bring the sun out again!

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    BG

    Thursday, July 19, 2012

  • I blame the onshore wind turbines. We didn't often have weather as bad as this before they were built!!!!!!!

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    windup

    Thursday, July 19, 2012

  • Maybe the advertising assault distracted me!

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    sprowstongal

    Thursday, July 19, 2012

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