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Bad weather causes problems in West Norfolk including closed school

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Heavy rain continues to fall in West Norfolk with Met Office yellow warnings currently in place today, Wednesday and Thursday this week.

A yellow warning means there will be spells of heavy and persistent rain with the potential to bring flooding and disruption to transport in places.

Among the disruptions caused by bad weather were a school closure in Hunstanton and a damage cable in Marshland St James.

Smithdon High School in Hunstanton was closed because of a water leak at the site today.

A spokeswoman for Smithdon High said the school was closed to "ensure the site was safe" and will reopen tomorrow.

Professionals came in to check the leak and ensure the school can be reopened tomorrow.

However, GCSE exams for Year 11 pupils go ahead at the school today. They were the only pupils in the school.

Smithdon High School in Hunstanton
Smithdon High School in Hunstanton

Flooding also caused disruption at the Fox and Hounds pub on Station Road in Heacham.

A member of staff told the Lynn News that flooding in the car park and front road meant the pub was "quiet as anything".

The pub was still open for service despite the front of house flooding, but customers were noticeably down from the previous evening.

Elsewhere, a fire crew from Outwell was called to Smeeth Road at Marshland St James due to a damaged power cable.

The crew was called at 1.37am, arrived at 1.56am and made the scene safe prior to the arrival of UK Power Networks.

King's Lynn Police posted an image on their social media account after a driver skidded into the river at Outwell yesterday.

Picture: King's Lynn Police (12095594)
Picture: King's Lynn Police (12095594)

The police warned people to drive carefully in the wet conditions.

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