Downpour leads to spate of flooding call-outs for firefighters

Flooding in Pavilion Road, Gorleston. Pic: Terry Rawlinson

Flooding in Pavilion Road, Gorleston. Pic: Terry Rawlinson - Credit: Terry Rawlinson

A sudden downpour has led to a spate of flooding call-outs for Norfolk firefighters.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service has been called to a string of reports of flooding in Great Yarmouth, Gorleston and Bradwell since just before 6.30pm tonight.

The fire service said torrential rain had caused surface flooding in a number of roads in Gorleston, including the High Street, Beccles Road, Bells Marsh Road, Avondale Road, Long Lane and Burgh Road, with three fire crews and an officer going to the affected areas.

In the majority of the cases, firefighters gave advice to worried residents, but in Lone Lane, a crew from Wroxham helped the residents to remove water from their property.

Roads in Bradwell, including Burgh Road, were also affected.

Great Yarmouth Police tweeted that Burgh Road and part of Beccles Road were impassable due to flooding and urged drivers to find alternative routes.

And there was also some flooding at Methwold, in the west of the county at about the same time, with flooding in Hythe Road.

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