Rain and snow during Easter weekend triggered a rise in water levels
The Environment Agency has issued flood warnings across the country after a wet Easter weekend triggered a rise in water levels. By today afternoon, the EA has issued 177 flood alerts, with 26 of them urging “immediate action”.
The agency said: “This flood warning remains in force as levels in the River Hull are expected to remain high due to recent rainfall in the catchment and high tides in the Humber.
“We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.”
Maenwhile, dozens of motorists tried to cross the flooded A1101 Welney Wash Road on the Norfolk/Cambridgeshire border yesterday after no action was taken to close it.
However, in a statement, Norfolk County Council said: “Our highways teams were very busy over the weekend due to rainfall and flooding…We closed the road today as soon as we were made aware of the flooding.”