A1101 at Welney REOPENS after week-long closure due to flooding
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The A1101 Wash Road in Welney has been reopened today (January 19) after flood levels subsided.
The road has been closed for over a week after days of heavy rain cause it to flood, with water levels reaching over three metres in places.
Road closure signs were placed at the ends of the road, but they failed to deter some drivers, with a handful having to be towed out of the water by fire crews.
Welney Wash was also topic for discussion at a flood summit held by various MPs from the region in Downham Market on Friday, where it was said that raising the road surface could cost up to £5 million.
Elizabeth Truss, MP for south west Norfolk and secretary of state for the Department of the Environment, said: “Flooding along the A1101 has been more regular in recent years and is happening for longer periods.
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“It is unacceptable that in these modern times that this A-road is affected on such a regular basis. It’s a huge inconvenience for residents in Welney and for road users in general.”
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