Firefighters are currently pumping out Station Road, Dersingham, after a major water burst today (Monday, November 17).
At least three fire engines are at the scene, pumping water onto the adjacent recreation ground. It is thought at least two homes on Station Road have been seriously flooded.
Police have also blocked off the Station Road junction.
Anglian Water engineers are on the scene and have stemmed the flow. It is hoped to repair the pipe later today.
Resident Sandra Green, who runs the fish and chip shop, reported hearing a boom at 6.45am.
She said: “It was like a river. My son is 6ft and the water went well over his knees as he tried to warn other residents.”
Her son Keith Green looked out of the window and saw the road was under water and dialed 999.
He said: “We have no power, no water, nothing. We are going to have to shut down our business. We will only be able to open again after everything has been said to be safe.”