Video & Slideshow: Welney Wash Road floods - leaving village marooned

MOTORISTS face 20-mile detours and businesses face losing a third of trade – but the ducks are going quackers now the Welney Wash Road has flooded. The annual Wash Road flooding arrived during the Christmas break and showed no signs of easing when we paid

MOTORISTS face 20-mile detours and businesses face losing a third of trade - but the ducks are going quackers now the Welney Wash Road has flooded.

The annual Wash Road flooding arrived during the Christmas break and showed no signs of easing when we paid a trip to Welney today (Monday).

We found ducks paddling their way across the waters free of passing traffic, dog walkers enjoying the picturesque scenes the stretch for miles and birdwatchers armed with camera ready for sightings of swans.

Many motorists came and went during our hour-long stay, deciding to play safe rather than risk getting stranded in the freezing cold waters.


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But there was one driver plucky enough to take on the challenge - and the van from Roberto Mac Recruitment of March successfully negotiated the Wash.

Some were not as brave during the last couple of days, with some entering the water but soon reversing back towards the village.

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But now there is an added hazard on the approach to the flooded stretch. One side of the road on the bridge over the Old Bedford River is now covered with a sheet of black ice.

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