Work to install new water tanks to tackle flooding on the A47 has been delayed.

The road to the west of Norwich, between Easton and Honingham, has flooded at least eight times since last October.

The problem forced the road to be shut on two occasions.

National Highways, the government company responsible for the road, had to bring in pumps to clear the water lapping on the A47.

Eastern Daily Press: National Highways brought in pumps to clear water off the A47National Highways brought in pumps to clear water off the A47 (Image: Denise Bradley)

After a pipe was fixed and a soil bank was constructed, further work was set to go ahead this weekend to install new underground tanks to collect the water and allow it to be released in a controlled way.

This work, which would have seen the road closed for a day, has now been delayed after machinery from overseas failed to arrive. 

It is now scheduled for later this month and work preparing the site will be carried out until the end of next week.

A National Highways spokesman said: “We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.

"We will continue to monitor the situation and communicate via press and social media about the work.”