Drivers warned of rush-hour delays between Costessey, Taverham and Drayton after road flooding

Motorists are being advised to avoid routes between Taverham and Costessey this evening rush-hour because of flooded roads after a river burst its banks.

A part of Taverham Lane close to the bridge over the Wensum is under up to eight inches of water, forcing cars to slow as they navigate the 30m puddle one at a time.

Costessey Lane, between Costessey and Drayton, is also partially flooded with water levels rising to the height of the bridge and a lengthy stretch of the road is under six to eight inches of water.

Drivers have been advised to expect delays because of the flooding and warning signs have been placed in the road.

Lee Freeman, 26, of Costessey, drove through the water earlier today and said the flooding had been causing problems for other motorists.

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'The river had burst its banks and the water was all over the road,' he said.

'It wasn't far off knee-high in some parts, and the fields were completely covered as well.

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'It's some of the worst flooding I've seen down there.'

A spokesman for Norfolk police said no flooding problems had been reported to them during the day.

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