Norfolk hit by flooding as storms reach the county

Parts of Norfolk have been hit by flooding as heavy rain, thunderstorms and gusty winds hit the county.  

Parts of Norfolk have been hit by flooding as heavy rain, thunderstorms and gusty winds hit the county.   - Credit: Archant

Parts of Norfolk were affected by flooding as heavy rain, thunderstorms and gusty winds hit the county.  

This morning flooding was reported on the A149 Queen Elizabeth Way at A1076 Gayton Road in King’s Lynn.  

On the AA’s live traffic map, it said to approach with care. 

There was also flooding on B1145 from Gayton-Litcham. 

Elsewhere on the AA map, there were various warnings of large amounts of water on the roads including on the A47.

There was also heavy rain on A11 both ways between London Road and the B1077 Queens Road (Besthorpe Interchange), both ways on the A134.

Drivers were being told to be careful on the A1066 Mundford Road both ways and near Wyatt Way.

Yesterday [Tuesday Ocotober 19] the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning which will be in place from 4am until midday on Wednesday. 

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This included King's Lynn, Hunstanton, Fakenham, Dereham, Diss, Thetford, Wymondham and Attleborough.  

Many areas in the UK were affected by thunderstorms bringing a brief period of heavy rain, lightning and strong, gusty winds, with hail also affecting some spots. 

The fire service at Sheringham were called to reports of flooding inside a property in Holt Road, Gresham, at around 6.28am this morning. Crews provided pumping equipment to clear water. 

Also in Swaffham, at around 5.57am, an officer attended to investigate flooding on Northfield Road and advice was given to the occupants. 

One appliance from Cromer attended flooding on Cromwell Road at 6.53am and crews assisted Highways with water removal.

Another crew from Cromer also attended flooding on Church Street. Crews assisted Highways with removing debris from drains. 

Norfolk Police Tweeted that the A47 Norwich Southern bypass Near to Costessey, King's Lynn bound, was flooded.

They urged drivers to drive according to the road conditions.

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