Delays on roads and railways as storms cause flooding in Norfolk

Steve Worth's photo of hail on the A140 near Diss. Photo: Steve Worth

Steve Worth's photo of hail on the A140 near Diss. Photo: Steve Worth - Credit: Steve Worth

Flooding due to the thunderstorms and heavy rain that have hit the region has caused delays on the Norwich to London train line and has closed the A1066 at Diss.

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The line between Stowmarket and Diss has been reopened after flooding made the railway unsafe.

Greater Anglia have warned there may still be delays to services.

The A1066 in Diss, between the A140 and the B1077 Stuston Road, has been closed due to flooding.

There is also slow traffic on the A140 at the B1077 Stuston Road junction.


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At 3.30pm today a tree on the A140 just outside Long Stratton was set on fire after it was struck by lightning.

A fire crew from Long Stratton attended and the fire was put out within 15 minutes.

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The storms are expected to slowly die out throughout the evening.

Two people were taken to hospital yesterday after lightning struck a home in Gorleston.

Have the storms caused you any problems? Email newsdesk@archant.co.uk

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