Flash flooding in parts of Norfolk causes disruption

Railway line under water in Brundall Image copyright Greater Anglia
Image caption The railway line at Brundall is under water

Parts of Norfolk are experiencing flash flooding following heavy rain, including along a railway line between Norwich and the coast.

Greater Anglia services between Norwich and Great Yarmouth, and Lowestoft in Suffolk, have been suspended because the line is under water at Brundall.

Hemsby, Caister, Ormesby and Winterton are also flooded, with a lifeboat crew helping motorists stranded in Hemsby.

Several inches of water are affecting homes in East Winch, near King's Lynn.

Bus services have been disrupted on several routes around the county, the First Group said.

There have been several reports of flooding and standing water in Caister, Ormesby, Potter Heigham, Costessey and West Walton.

Yarmouth Road in Hemsby is closed due to flooding, with Cromer Road in Hellesdon, near Norwich, "just passable" near the Boundary junction with Aylsham Road.

Image caption Emergency crews have been brought in to help clear the flood water
Image caption Flooding has hit a number of properties, including a residential home in Hemsby

Police and Anglian Water staff are working to clear water in several areas but some motorists are failing to heed the wet conditions and have been driving at speed through standing water causing further issues for those working to clear the area, police said.

With heavy rain forecast for the weekend and the likelihood of standing water on many roads, police are asking motorists to take care.

Insp Adam Haye said: "Motorists should drive to the conditions and allow extra time for any journeys.

"Standing water and heavy rainfall makes driving conditions hazardous and I would urge motorists to reduce speed, use headlights and increase the distance between you and the car in front."

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