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Flooding hits notorious Norfolk blackspot again

10:18 15 April 2012

Fire brigade in attendance at Station Road, Wymondham earlier this month after heavy rainfall caused flooding under the railway bridge. Pic by James Whittred via iwitness24

Fire brigade in attendance at Station Road, Wymondham earlier this month after heavy rainfall caused flooding under the railway bridge. Pic by James Whittred via iwitness24

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Police and fire crews rescued a stranded motorist had a notorious flooding blackspot on Friday evening.

Heavy rain showers caused water to collect under the railway bridge in Station Road, Wymondham shortly before 7pm, making the road virtually impassable and causing one car to become stuck.

Firefighters from Wymondham joined police in helping to release the vehicle after finding the occupants perched on the roof.

The road was closed for over an hour while the rescue took place and a police spokesman said only 4x4s were able to pass through the flood water.

Earlier this month, firefighters had to rescue a family who had become stuck in their car in floods under the same bridge after water poured off neighbouring roads and gathered under the bridge.

3 comments

  • Believe it or not, South Norfolk District Council to want to build hundreds more houses to the south of this bridge. As things stand at present, all of the vehicle traffic from these housing estates will access Wymondham (including the station) and the A11 passing through this flood blackspot. What are they going to do to alleviate this?

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    Trevor Ashwin

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012

  • WHY ? Drainage, thats why, and Highways continue to get away with it. Planning, well, what a waste of space. Does not take a genuis to work out that the planners yet again, via budget restraint got it wrong again. Why ??? And we as road users paying taxes continue to suffer.

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    Harry Brown

    Sunday, April 15, 2012

  • Drought , hosepipe ban , and flooding , all at the same time.........

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    Tudor Bushe

    Monday, April 16, 2012

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