Flooding at Welney Wash | Environment

PUBLISHED: 22:07 09 January 2018 | UPDATED: 22:07 09 January 2018

The A1101 closed at Welney due to flooding. Picture: Ian Burt

The A1101 closed at Welney as a consequence of flooding. Picture: Ian Burt

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Drivers should take note of highway closure indicators in occasions of flooding, the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service has warned.

The A1101 closed at Welney due to flooding. Picture: Ian BurtThe A1101 closed at Welney as a consequence of flooding. Picture: Ian Burt

This follows two name outs to take care of automobiles caught in floodwater in Welney Wash close to King’s Lynn on Tuesday.

In the primary at 12.30pm, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service stated crews from Ely and King’s Lynn with the Surface Rescue Boat have been mobilised to stories of an individual caught in a car in Welney Wash.

However, on arrival they discovered the car was unoccupied.

In the second at 5.30pm, home equipment from Outwell, Littleport and the boat group from King’s Lynn raced to Welney Wash following one other report of an individual caught in a car in floodwater.

“By the time the crews got there the person had managed to free themselves,” stated a spokesperson.

The service later tweeted: “A further two incidents have occurred at Welney Wash today as a result of vehicles ignoring closure signs.”

Cambridgeshire Fire chiefs not too long ago criticised drivers for taking silly dangers attempting to drive by Welney Wash.

Littleport fireplace fighters have been known as out 3 times in 24 hours to extract hapless motorists trying to cross the flooded highway.

A Cambridgeshire Fire spokesman stated: “Please don’t run the risk, and seek alternative routes.”

Flooding makes the A1101 impassable between Welney and Suspension Bridge, leaving the village reduce off from the south and drivers going through a 30-mile detour.

In 2016, the highway was closed for greater than per week after days of heavy rainfall led to water ranges rising to a few metres in some locations.

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