Damage from Storm Eleanor in the Anglia region

The latest named storm of the winter has begun to take its toll on the UK with high winds causing travel disruption and power outages.

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Lucky escape for driver after car submerged in water

Driver has a lucky escape from Shotesham Ford Credit: Twitter/South Norfolk Police

A driver had a lucky escape today after getting into difficulty in Shotesham Ford in Norfolk.

Police were called to the Ford and found the car submerged in 2ft of water after Storm Eleanor swept through the region.

South Norfolk Police posted the photo on social media urging people not to risk trying to drive through water which could have hidden drops.

The Ford is currently closed due to the high water levels and is expected to remain closed until water levels fall.

Police are asking drivers to take alternative routes and follow road closures.

Weather warnings continue as emergency services deal with consequences of Storm Eleanor

Essex Fire Service say they have had to deal with a number of incidents as a result of Storm Eleanor.

They went to 15 incidents caused by high winds, mostly fallen trees, but also fallen electricity poles and pylons and a shed roof that had blown onto a car.

Meanwhile Southend Borough Council have said the town’s pier will remain closed until further notice. The Orwell Bridge in Suffolk is also still shut.

The Environment Agency has issued safety advice for anyone on the coast, and are posting regular updates on floods and warnings.

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