Winter washout for parts of Norfolk, but ice is forecast for tonight

Far from being a white Christmas - parts of the county were flooded.

Far from being a white Christmas - parts of the county were flooded. - Credit:

Much of Norfolk woke up to rain this morning, rather than the forecasted snow - but ice is on the way.

The Met Office issued a yellow ice warning, predicting clear spells tonight could lead to 'widespread ice' forming.

The warning said: 'Widespread icy patches are expected to readily form on untreated surfaces this evening and during Saturday night, especially where snow cover exists or where wintry showers occur.

'The public should take extra care and be aware of the possibility of some disruption to travel.'

Norfolk County Council announced gritters would be on the roads across the county tonight, in a response to the forecast.

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The wintry showers predicted for last night failed to materialise, with some parts of Norfolk suffering flooding instead.

A fire crew was called to a house in Blackborough End, near King's Lynn to help with minor flooding in the early hours of this morning.

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And Norfolk police urged people to take the rain into consideration while driving, tweeting: 'There's some deep patches of standing water on the roads this morning - Be alert and have a safe journey.'

The Environment Agency issued a flood alert for areas around the River Bure and Spixworth Beck.

It said: 'We are seeing high river levels on the River Bure due to last night's rain.

'River levels are likely to rise slowly, especially in the areas of Corpusty and Ingworth.

Over the next six hours the forecast is for light rain.'

A similar warning was issued for the River Tud and the River Wensum from Great Ryburgh to Lenwade, the Upper Yare, Tiffey and Tas near Wymondham and for the River Mun at Mundesley.

An earlier warning for Chediston watercourse at Halesworth is no longer in force.

Anyone concerned about flooding can call Floodline on 0345 988 1188.

Have you been affected by flooding this morning? Email or tweet pictures to @edp24

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