A flood-stricken road in Norfolk which was reopened just days ago has been closed again after water levels rose back to dangerous levels.

The A1101 Welney Wash was flooded for almost three months, swallowing cars, lorries and trucks in up to four feet of standing water since late last year. 

Last Friday, following one of the wettest Februarys on record and countless flood alerts, the Environmental Agency lifted its warning and the barriers were removed, reopening the road to general traffic. 

Eastern Daily Press: Nearly 10 inches of water has been recorded on the Nearly 10 inches of water has been recorded on the (Image: Welney Flood Watch)

Organisers of the Welney Flood Watch group on social media who track the flooding across the wash said they were "hopeful" it would remain open until October. 

But less than a week later Norfolk County Council announced barriers were back up as high water levels returned due to water feeding off from nearby sources. 

Further rainfall which is forecast in the coming week is also likely to be "a danger" to the public.

Drivers are advised to "stay safe, stay dry" and to not attempt the crossing.