A flood alert has been issued around the Norfolk Broads after a week of snow and ice weather warnings.

The Environment Agency has issued the orange flood warning for the tidal Rivers Bure, Ant and Thurne. The warning is focused around Potter Heigham, Wroxham boat yards and Ferry Road in Horning.

Flooding to riverside roads and footpaths is likely.

The flooding is due to a natural tide-locking effect. This is where tidal waters moving up the rivers from Great Yarmouth restrict the Broads drainage out to sea. 

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The warning was issued on Monday, December 4 for the next few days with the agency issuing daily updates as they monitor the situation. 

This comes after the county has seen a week of extreme weather with multiple Met Office weather warnings for snow and ice, as well as freezing temperatures hitting lows of -6C.

The agency is urging people to take care on waterside roads and footpaths and not to put themselves in unnecessary danger.