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Fire crews free person trapped in car by flood water after torrential rain

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A motorist had to be rescued by fire crews after their vehicle was trapped in flood water in a West Norfolk village yesterday afternoon.

The incident happened in North Creake as torrential downpours brought disruption to our area for the second time in just a few days.

The Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said crews were called to Wells Road in the village shortly before 5pm on Sunday, following reports that a person was stuck in a car in flood water.

Heavy rain brought more problems to parts of West Norfolk and Breckland.
Heavy rain brought more problems to parts of West Norfolk and Breckland.

Officials said Fakenham-based personnel "manually assisted the occupant from the vehicle".

The incident came just weeks after it was revealed that more than £400,000 is set to be spent on a study of flooding issues in the Creakes and nearby Burnham Market, following winter flooding earlier this year.

Elsewhere, a fire service officer attended reports of flooding in Wicken Green Village, near Fakenham, shortly before 4.30pm on Sunday.

And water was also pumped away from an address in All Saints, Weeting, shortly before 6pm.

Residents in Saxon Place in the village were also given flooding advice by an officer at around the same time.

The incidents follow flash floods last Tuesday, which brought disruption to parts of Heacham, Hunstanton, Marham and West Lynn.

Although some further heavy downpours are expected this morning, a Met Office weather warning for rain has now expired.

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