A temporary flood defence is to be built today across the Welney Road (A1101) at the Old Bedford Bridge close to the Norfolk-Cambridgeshire border.
The Welney Road was last sand bagged in 2007 and is a planned response to water levels reaching a specific level on the Ouse Washes.
Flood water is currently over 3 meters above sea level – with 1.44 meters (4.7 ft) of water standing on the Causeway road.
– Alan Daniels, Environment Agency
“We will put approximately 30 one-ton sandbags across the road to build a temporary continuous defence along the barrier bank. This is a planned activity which is triggered by water levels hitting a specific point. We haven’t needed to do this for some time.”
The Welney Causeway was closed by Norfolk County Council Highways department on Friday 23 November and will remain closed until flood waters have receded.