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Water levels dropping as West Norfolk river flood warnings remain in place




Flood warnings remain in force on two rivers in West Norfolk and Breckland this evening, though officials say more rain is expected over the coming hours.

The Environment Agency says water levels have now peaked in the area of the warning for the Little Ouse River and River Thet, which includes Church Lane, Hockwold.

But a flood warning, issued yesterday, is still in place and the agency's latest update today said river levels remain high.

Flooding at Welney, Welney Wash Road and on the A1101. (43726364)
Flooding at Welney, Welney Wash Road and on the A1101. (43726364)

It continued: "This means that the current risk of property flooding is expected to continue.

"Further rainfall is forecast for Sunday 27th and Monday 28th December 2020, so we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation."

Meanwhile, the agency says there is still a risk of flooding to property from the River Nar in areas such as Marham, Narborough, Saddlebow, Setch and St Germans, following a warning issued early on Boxing Day.

Flooding at Welney, Welney Wash Road and on the A1101. (43726370)
Flooding at Welney, Welney Wash Road and on the A1101. (43726370)

Flood alerts also remain in place for the wider River Nar, between Litcham and South Lynn, the River Wissey between Bradenham and Denver and the Welney Causeway, where the A1101 remains closed.

Flooding at Welney, Welney Wash Road and on the A1101. (43726379)
Flooding at Welney, Welney Wash Road and on the A1101. (43726379)
Flooding at Welney, Welney Wash Road and on the A1101. (43726377)
Flooding at Welney, Welney Wash Road and on the A1101. (43726377)
Flooding on Farm Land in King's Lynn, between The Knightshill Roundabout and the Gayton/QEH Roundabout. (43726380)
Flooding on Farm Land in King's Lynn, between The Knightshill Roundabout and the Gayton/QEH Roundabout. (43726380)


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