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Motorists ignoring flood road closure signs, police say




The police have warned motorists they will be prosecuted if drivers continue to ignore road closure signs due to severe flooding on the A1101.

Since November 1, officers have been called out nine times to deal with drivers getting into difficulty at Welney.

The A1101 in the village has been closed for a number of weeks due to the high levels of water.

PC Lee Anderton, community engagement officer for Lynn, said the police have been looking at potential prosecutions.

Mr Anderton said: "We do look at each incident we attend and depending on the circumstances we may report drivers who have ignored the road closed signs and got stuck with driving without due care and attention.

"We are telling drivers not to attempt to cross the floods unless they are in a suitable vehicle i.e. the engine and air intake is mounted on the vehicle high up.

Welney flooding. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary
Welney flooding. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

"At the moment we do not know when the road will be suitable for a standard car but it will not be some time soon."

He added that some vehicles have been left in situ until the flood water goes down to a safer level.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue has also received calls in connection with vehicles being stranded in the floods.

Picture: Norfolk Constabulary
Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

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