WAVENEY FLOODS UPDATE: Businesses reopen as clean up operation continues

Lowestoft Storm Floods.

Lowestoft Storm Floods. - Credit: Nick Butcher

A clean up operation is continuing in Lowestoft and Southwold today as households and businesses attempt to get back to normal.

Work starts on clearing flood water at Lings motors, Lowestoft.

Work starts on clearing flood water at Lings motors, Lowestoft. - Credit: Nick Butcher

The Joseph Conrad Wetherspoons pub and McDonalds, both in Station Square in Lowestoft, both reopened today after closing for the day yesterday.

Some businesses in Bevan Street East have also reopened, but many still remain closed.

It was one of the worst areas affected by the floods in Lowestoft and business owners yesterday estimated they had lost between £5,000 and £20,000 worth of stock.

The traffic lights by Station Square are also now back up and running but the traffic lights on Belvedere Road and at the end of Tom Crisp Way are still not working.

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Homes and businesses around the London Road South area still have no electricity but UK Power Networks were working there this morning.

Some businesses on Bridge Road in Oulton Broad also remain closed, inclduing Broadview Winebar, which according to a post on Facebook won't be open until next Friday due to electrical damage.

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Over in Southwold the Christmas lights switch on event was able to go ahead last night despite fears that it may have to be cancelled.

Southwold mayor Simon Tobin said the High Street and Market Place had not been affected by the flood water.

However the A12 at Blythburgh still remains closed due to flooding.

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