Flooding closes local roads at Whittlesey, Welney and Sutton Gault

12:55 03 January 2014

A1101 Welney flood

A1101 Welney flood

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Motorists are being warned to take diversions with the news that local roads have been closed due to flooding.

North Bank showing high water levelsNorth Bank showing high water levels

North Bank Road at Whittlesey, also known as the Dog in a Doublet route alongside the River Nene, has been shut as has the Ouse Washes causeways at Welney and Sutton Gault.

The Environment Agency has reported that heavy rain over the New Year period has caused river levels to rise on the River Nene at Whittlesey.

Their website warns that: “During periods of high tide the river will be unable to discharge into the sea, resulting in tide lock conditions. “This is likely to lead to localised flooding at North Bank Road.”

Whilst the flood warning is in force, the local authority has closed North Bank Road.

Diversionary routes have been put in place. Further updates are available by calling Floodline on 0845 988 1188, selecting option 1 and entering Quickdial number 115276.

At Hundred Foot Washes, also known as the Ouse Washes, high water levels have flooded the causeways at Sutton Gault In Cambridgeshire and Welney in Norfolk.

Low lying land levels have been affected.

The flood water is approximately 27cm deep at Sutton Gault and 20cm deep at Welney. The uneven surface of the road may mean that water is deeper in places.

For Hundred Foot Washes updates call Floodline on 0845 988 1188, select option 1 and enter Quickdial number 03363.

In all cases motorists are warned not to drive through roads which have been officially closed - if they experience problems then their car insurance will not cover them.

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