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'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 was severely flooded and will remain partly closed until the water is cleared. Photo: BroadsBeat

The A47 at Blofield was severely flooded and will remain partly closed until the water is cleared. Photo: BroadsBeat

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The A47 at Blofield has reopened following hours of "major disruption" due to serious flooding.

Flooding on Velda Close in Lowestoft during the torrential rain. Picture: Michael HowesFlooding on Velda Close in Lowestoft during the torrential rain. Picture: Michael Howes

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".

Flooding on the A140, near Cromer. Pictures: Dave 'Hubba' RobertsFlooding on the A140, near Cromer. Pictures: Dave 'Hubba' Roberts

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.

Colin Grigson and Sara Read, from Brundall, had to buy an electric water pump to stop their home from flooding. Picture: Joseph NortonColin Grigson and Sara Read, from Brundall, had to buy an electric water pump to stop their home from flooding. Picture: Joseph Norton

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Norfolk Police said: "Highways are on scene clearing the water and managing the diversions. We anticipate significant disruption during rush hour Monday morning."

Flooding on the A1151 road between Rackheath and Wroxham. Picture: Malcolm NicholsonFlooding on the A1151 road between Rackheath and Wroxham. Picture: Malcolm Nicholson

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.

Flooding onThieves Lane and Besthorpe Road in Attleborough during the torrential rain. Picture: Jon MouleFlooding onThieves Lane and Besthorpe Road in Attleborough during the torrential rain. Picture: Jon Moule

Yesterday the fire service took more than 150 flood related calls and had to warn people not to call the control room unless the issue was serious.

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