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Pott Row flood work continues as warning still in place for River Nar area

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Anglian Water has been "working around the clock" to deal with the sheer volume of rainwater in a flooded West Norfolk village this week.

Teams from the company have been in Pott Row for the past five days, where there has been severe levels of flooding.

Tankers are onsite to help take away the excess water which has caused problems for those living in the village.

Pott Row flooding on Saturday, December 26, 2020. Photo: Julie Smart
Pott Row flooding on Saturday, December 26, 2020. Photo: Julie Smart

A spokeswoman for Anglian Water said: "The recent flooding that we have seen has been very extreme and in a very short period of time. This can overwhelm the drainage systems which is why flooding can happen as the drains cannot cope with the sheer volume of water.

“We know how devastating flooding can be, so our top priority is to work with our drainage partners – the Environment Agency and the local councils - to help clear the areas across our region that have been flooded.”

There is currently a flood warning for Narborough, Marham, Wormegay and Saddle Bow at the River Nar.

River levels have fallen at Marham but remain high at Setchy Bridge river gauge as a result of the recent rainfall.

This means that the risk of property flooding remains but is reducing.

Further rainfall is possible on Thursday and Friday, so river levels are expected to remain high.

A flood warning is now in place which states: "We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded."

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