Eleven flood alerts issued across Norfolk and Waveney

Flooding at the Day Boat Hire in Potter Heigham caused by high waters from the River Thurne. Picture

There are flood warnings and alerts in place across Norfolk and Waveney. File photo. - Credit: Danielle Booden

Eleven flood alerts and warnings were issued across Norfolk this morning.

Flood alerts remain in place for riverside areas in Cantley, Brundall and Reedham. 

Roads likely to be affected include Ferry Road in Reedham, the A47 and the railway line between Reedham and Brundall.

Emergency repairs are being undertaken to bring the Haddiscoe New Cut embankment back up to condition after high tides and strong winds caused damage to the area. 

Flood alerts also remain in place from Ellingham to Breydon Water, with high water levels expected at Beccles Quay, and from Breydon Water to Thorpe St Andrew.

The flood alerts have been removed from tidal rivers Bure, Ant and Thurne.

There were flood alerts in place from Caister to Great Yarmouth, Eccles to Winterton, Bacton to Ostend, East Cley to Kelling Hard, Hunstanton to Cley, including Brancaster, Holkham and Wells, as well as Heacham to King's Lynn. The alerts have now been removed.

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There was a warning in place for isolated properties along the River Waveney in St Olaves, Somerleyton, Burgh St Peter, Oulton Broad and Beccles.

The warning stated that Beccles Road at St Olaves, Geldeston Lock Lane, Gillingham Dam and Fen Lane in Beccles could all have been affected. 

Flood gates may have been closed and could have restricted access to beaches.

The government suggested members of the public take care on waterside roads and footpaths, and do not put themselves in unnecessary danger.

The situation is being monitored and is not expected to escalate.