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Snow, ice and now flood alert put in place in west Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 07:35 03 March 2018 | UPDATED: 10:00 03 March 2018

A previous picture pf waves crashing against the sea wall at Hunstanton during a high tide. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A previous picture pf waves crashing against the sea wall at Hunstanton during a high tide. Picture: Matthew Usher.

© ARCHANT NORFOLK 2015

They have had already had to contend with snow, ice and freezing conditions but now people living in the west of the county face the threat of flooding.

The Environment Agency has issued a flood alert at the coast from Hunstanton to the north of King’s Lynn.

The alert has been put in place following stormy weather conditions and high tide levels which are expected to be higher than usual today (Saturday, March 3).

The forecast is for strong winds with large waves and sea spray at the seafront.

High tide was expected at 7.21am today and conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide.

The Environment Agency said Hunstanton was most at risk with localised impacts to promenades and car parks on the seafront.

The flood gates at Hunstanton have been closed.

It is not thought there will be any flooding at Heacham or Snettisham.

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