Motorists caught ignoring Welney Wash closures face �60 fine and penalty points

MOTORISTS who ignore road closures and tackle the flooded Welney Wash will be hit with a �60 fine and three penalty points if they are caught. Several motorists have got stuck in the freezing waters this winter while trying to negotiate the stretch betwee

MOTORISTS who ignore road closures and tackle the flooded Welney Wash will be hit with a �60 fine and three penalty points if they are caught.

Several motorists have got stuck in the freezing waters this winter while trying to negotiate the stretch between Welney village and Ten Mile Bank.

Diversions are in place but people are driving through and getting stuck in the floodwater.

Now police have warned drivers to expect tough action if they are caught flouting road rules.

A police spokesman said: "It is illegal and dangerous to ignore road signs. The signs are there for a reason - to protect the public.

"Anyone caught ignoring the closure will get three points and a �60 fine."