Update: Flash floods cause problems on Norfolk’s roads and woe for train travellers

Flash floods have caused problems on Norfolk's roads.

Flash floods have caused problems on Norfolk's roads. - Credit: PA

Flash flooding has caused problems on a number of Norfolk roads this evening and created headaches for train travellers.

Roads in Thetford and Garboldisham were among those affected after a sudden downpour in some parts of the county.

The A1088 was flooded at Thetford around the junction with the A1066 at Hurth Way.

And in Garboldisham, water caused difficulties on the B1111 northbound between Mill Lane and Water Lane.

There was also flooding in the village on the A1066 Diss Road around the B1111 Hopton junction.

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Firefighters have also gone to North Lopham, where The Street has been flooded, to Long Street in Great Ellingham, to Fen Street in Old Buckenham and to Attleborough Road in Morley St Peter, near Wymondham.

And train travellers between Norwich and London are also facing major disruption.

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Owing to flooding on the railway at Manor Park, Greater Anglia trains to and from London Liverpool Street which normally run via Romford and Shenfield have been partly suspended.

The 5.50pm, 6.30pm and 7pm trains from the capital to Norwich were cancelled, along with the 8.30pm service from Norwich to London Liverpool Street.

Other services have been hit with delays, with Greater Anglia urging travellers from London to Norwich to go via Cambridge if possible.

By 9pm, three of the four lines had been re-opened after water was pumped from the tracks.

However, services between Norwich and Cambridge were affected by signalling problems, causing delays of up to an hour.

Earlier today, the Met Office issued a 'yellow' warning of rain for the East of England, predicting that heavy showers and thunderstorms were likely to pass through the region.

The weather also caused some interruptions to television viewing. Mustard TV, owned by Archant, the publishers of the Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News, apologised for any interruptions to its signals, following lightning strikes near the transmitter at Talconeston.

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