‘Major disruption’ as part of A47 closed due to serious flooding
PUBLISHED: 13:26 07 October 2019 | UPDATED: 11:57 08 October 2019
The A47 at Blofield has reopened following hours of “major disruption” due to serious flooding.
The westbound lane was blocked between the A1064 Acle roundabout and the A1042 Yarmouth Road, as Highways England worked to clear standing water caused by yesterday's downpour. The road was closed throughout the night, with two lanes reopening around 5.15 am.
Just before 12pm today, Highways England confirmed that the lane was still closed and they "have gully suckers at scene working to clear the flooding as quick as we can".
But it was confirmed at 1.50pm that all lanes had reopened.
A diversion was in place via Blofield but police warned this morning there was likely to be major delays during rush hour in the east of the county, particularly for those trying to get to Great Yarmouth.
Norfolk Police said: "Highways are on scene clearing the water and managing the diversions. We anticipate significant disruption during rush hour Monday morning."
On Green Lane in Thorpe St Andrew several cars have been abandoned due to flooding, and the road is impassable.
A sink hole has opened on Church Road in Postwick and is also closed, with officers on scene managing diversions.