Flooding affects north Norfolk roads

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service officers have been called out today because of flooding.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service officers have been called out today because of flooding. - Credit: Archant

Heavy rain has continued to cause problems on north Norfolk roads today (Sunday).

Several hours of rain overnight on Friday and Saturday resulted in some surface flooding which has caused problems for rail and road users across the county.

The B1159 Stalham Road in Sea Palling is currently flooded at the Hickling Road junction.

There are also disruptions to the Norwich to Sheringham Greater Anglia services today between Norwich and Sheringham, but this is because of engineering work and not the weather.

A replacement bus service has been put on for train users.

Yesterday, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said officers were called to flooding incidents in Sharon Close, Felmingham, near North Walsham, and The Grove, in Ingham, near Stalham at about 11am where they gave advice to property owners.

Flooding also caused problems on the A1151 Norwich Road in Smallburgh.

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Church Lane in Cley was closed at the top of the hill near the church, due to subsidence.

Martin Swan, a Norfolk police control room supervisor, said officers arrived at the road at 3.25pm but was not sure when the road would reopen.

He said it should not cause problems for drivers.

An officer from Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service was called out to two properties in Whimpwell Street, Happisburgh, at 4.30pm because of concerns of flooding. Help from the service was not needed.

One crew of firefighters from Wroxham was called to Market Street, Tunstead, just after 7.30pm because of reports of flooding to several properties.

The crew carried out salvage work and gave advice to the homeowners.

A Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service control room operator said yesterday afternoon that during the day the control room had received 10 calls from different parts of Norfolk who were concerned about surface water.

He said the surface water was due to a range of combinations, including water running off recently ploughed fields.