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Flooding problems spread across West Norfolk amid snow warnings




Communities across West Norfolk have been battling flooding this weekend, as heavy snow looks set to bring more problems.

One flood warning and three alerts are in place, while the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service has logged 13 separate flooding incidents so far yesterday and today.

The most severe problems appear to be around the River Burn, where a flood warning has been issued by the Environment Agency this morning.

Flood (43562083)
Flood (43562083)

It says flooding to low-lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely today and tomorrow, with the Creakes, Burnham Market and the B1355 road believed to be most at risk.

But officials have said they do not expect the situation to escalate further.

Fire crews were called to flooding problems at addresses in Church Street, North Creake, shortly after 5am this morning. Two incidents were logged there.

Units also helped to pump water away from a property on Front Street, South Creake, where flooding was reported at around 5.50pm yesterday evening.

Flood alerts are also in place for the River Nar between Litcham and South Lynn, the River Wissey between Bradenham and Denver and the Little Ouse River between Rickinghall and Hockwold.

Yesterday, fire crews helped to remove flood water from properties in Walnut Road, Walpole St Peter; High Street, Feltwell; Docking Road, Sedgeford; Tudor Way, Dersingham and Westgate Street, Hilborough.

Officers also gave advice to residents in Swiss Terrace, Lynn; Saxon Way, Dersingham and Stow Bridge Road in Stow Bardolph. There had also been earlier calls from Feltwell and Walpole St Peter, where advice was given.

Met Office weather warnings are currently in place for snow, which could make the situation even worse.

The latest incidents are likely to add to the pressure for change in how flooding issues are tackled.

Anglian Water has defended its approach, insisting it is doing all it can to help the public, while a councillor has called for a single agency to be put in charge of the flooding response.



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