A Norfolk road dubbed "the most flooded in Britain", has broken records after being submerged for 12 weeks this winter.

The A1101 Welney Wash Road was closed this morning just days after reopening - marking a whopping 86 days underwater.

The closures which have run consistently throughout the winter, has angered locals forcing them to take a lengthy 22-mile diversion route.

Eastern Daily Press: The Welney Wash is closed again this morning.The Welney Wash is closed again this morning. (Image: Welney Flood Watch)

Several vehicles have still attempted the crossing despite being at times being under nearly four feet of water.

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Last month emergency services had to be called to help a lorry that got stuck in the flood water.

Eastern Daily Press: Welney Wash Road submerged last monthWelney Wash Road submerged last month (Image: Welney Flood Watch)


The River Delph frequently burst its bank during the record-breaking winter, as the region saw 106.4mm of rainfall in February - beating the previous record of 95.2mm.

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Locals have called for the county council to take urgent action.

In a statement, Norfolk County Council said: "The fact is that the causes of flooding along Welney Wash Road are complex, and a full set of mitigation measures would cost as much as £58 million.

"We're looking into how such work could be funded, including via government support, but sadly there are no quick fixes for this issue."