Flooding hits Anglia region

News of flooding in the Anglia region

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Flooding hits Broads village

Businesses in a village on the Norfolk Broads have been hit by flooding. A mixture of Spring tides, westerly winds and the rapid thaw of snow have caused problems in Horning near Norwich.

The Ferry pub and a fish and chip shop in Ferry Road are both closed because of flooding and the manager of a local boat hire company is having to take staff to and from work by boat. Although the water is receding, it's still more than a foot deep in places.

Flood warning: East of Peterborough

The Environment Agency has issued at Flood Warning for North Bank Road alongside the River Nene to the east of Peterborough and the West of the Dog-in-a-Doublet Sluice.

There are 18 Flood Warnings in force across the Anglia region. Click here for more details.

"Heavy rain combined with snow melt has caused river levels to rise at the River Nene. During periods of high tide, the high river levels will be unable to discharge into the sea, resulting in tide lock conditions. This is likely to lead to flooding of North Bank Road.Whilst the Flood Warning is in force, the Local Authority will close North Bank Road. Diversionary routes will be put in place."

– Environment Agency


Snow thaw leads to flooding in East Anglia

The return of rain and milder weather has led to a rapid thaw of lying snow and widespread flooding across the Anglia region.

The Environment Agency has issued 16 Flood Warnings and 56 Flood Alerts.

The Flood Warnings are listed here but the full details are on the Environment Agency website.

  • Riverside properties in Chelmsford including the cricket ground
  • River Yare from Barnham Broom to Cringleford in Norfolk
  • River Great Ouse in Newport Pagnell near Milton Keynes
  • River Tiffey from Wymondham to Barford in Norfolk
  • River Colne from Castle Hedingham to Halstead in Essex
  • Rattlesden River from Rattlesden to Combs Ford in Suffolk
  • Water Eaton Brook in Bletchley, Milton Keynes
  • Bin Brook at Newnham in Cambridge
  • Bury Brook from Kings Ripton to Ramsey in Cambridgeshire
  • River Kym from Kimbolton to Great Staughton in Cambridgeshire
  • Cogenhoe Mill Caravan Site in Northamptonshire

Flood Warning: Chelmsford

A Flood Warning has been issued by the Environment Agency for the Riverside properties in Chelmsford, including the cricket ground. It says flooding is expected for the riverside areas of Chelmsford town centre.

Also properties in Shrublands Close, Chaucer Road and Andrews Place. River levels are likely to continue to rise slowly.

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