UPDATE: Still two feet of water in cellars of Lloyds Bank and Corn Exchange, Wisbech, as Anglian Water engineers help clear up

Flooding at North Brink, Wisbech

Flooding at North Brink, Wisbech - Credit: Archant

Anglian Water is still searching for the leak on North Brink which has left cellars flooded below the town hall, Corn Exchange and Lloyds Bank, Wisbech.

Flooding at North Brink, Wisbech

Flooding at North Brink, Wisbech - Credit: Archant

Deputy town clerk Susanah Farmer said today: “There is still about two foot of water in the cellars. We have not been able to access them to check for damage.”

Last night it was business as usual for town councillors in Wisbech as fire crews battled to pump out four feet of water from beneath the buildings.

Members attending a festivals sub committee – and then a planning committee- had to walk through fire engines parked outside in North Brink as they battled to find the source of the leak.

Mrs Farmer explained the fire crews were working hard to find where the water – which flooded the basement- was coming from.

Flooding at North Brink, Wisbech

Flooding at North Brink, Wisbech - Credit: Archant


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“It’s like a maze down below,” she said. “Lots of little alleyways and we’ve no idea as yet about how much water has got in and its source.”

Network Power had engineers on standby outside, too, as they feared the water might affect the electricity supply.

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The council took to social media to express their thanks to Cambs fire service for their efforts.

“What a wonderful service Cambs fire service give” the council tweeted.

Beneath Wisbech Town Hall where source of leak is being investigated

Beneath Wisbech Town Hall where source of leak is being investigated - Credit: Archant

The Jacobs family, who own the Corn Exchange, have visited it to check for any damage.

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