Search

Road clear now after bus got stuck under A47 bridge due to flooded road

PUBLISHED: 16:23 28 December 2017

An X1 bus stranded in flood water under the A47 at Scarning.  Picture: Michael Protheroe

An X1 bus stranded in flood water under the A47 at Scarning. Picture: Michael Protheroe

Michael Protheroe

A

The bus in the flooded underpass on the Dereham Road at Scarning, under the A47 bridge. Picture: Olly Butinski The bus in the flooded underpass on the Dereham Road at Scarning, under the A47 bridge. Picture: Olly Butinski

A road was clear this morning after an X1 bus got stuck in flood water under the A47 bridge at Scarning yesterday.

The road was completely flooded under the bridge on the B1146 Dereham Road and the First Group, which runs the X1 from Dereham to Norwich and King’s Lynn and on to Peterborough, cancelled buses through to Wendling and Scarning.

Norfolk police said officers were at the scene to tell motorists to take an alternative route.

A spokesman said the bus was recovered soon after 10am yesterday.

The B1146 Dereham Road at Scarning under the A47 bridge. Picture: Josh Spooner The B1146 Dereham Road at Scarning under the A47 bridge. Picture: Josh Spooner

At 3pm a Norfolk County Council spokesman said the water was receding and the road was now “passable with care”.

A spokesman said today that “the road was completely clear this morning”.

Podmore Lane in Scarning is flooded at the ford near Rushmeadow Road.  Picture: Paul Knock Podmore Lane in Scarning is flooded at the ford near Rushmeadow Road. Picture: Paul Knock

Related articles

Other news

Yesterday, 16:17

Snow could be on its way to Norfolk on Sunday as the temperatures plummet to below freezing overnight.

Yesterday, 11:21

A damning dossier compiled by a senior whistleblower from the region’s ambulance trust has claimed at least 40 patients died or were harmed due to delays over Christmas and New Year - including one person who froze to death.

Yesterday, 06:00

Here is a collection of some of your finest photographs from some of Norfolk’s best-loved towns and villages.

Fri, 20:29

A male patient, thought to be in his 70s, was trapped in his car and had to be extricated by crews from Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service.

Most Read

Yesterday, 16:17

Snow could be on its way to Norfolk on Sunday as the temperatures plummet to below freezing overnight.

Read more
West Norfolk
Yesterday, 11:21

A damning dossier compiled by a senior whistleblower from the region’s ambulance trust has claimed at least 40 patients died or were harmed due to delays over Christmas and New Year - including one person who froze to death.

Read more
Clive Lewis
Yesterday, 06:00

Here is a collection of some of your finest photographs from some of Norfolk’s best-loved towns and villages.

Read more
Fakenham
Fri, 20:29

A male patient, thought to be in his 70s, was trapped in his car and had to be extricated by crews from Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service.

Read more
Fri, 17:52

A senior whistleblower within the region’s ambulance trust has claimed up to 80 people could have died or come to harm because of delays over the Christmas and New Year period.

Read more
House of Commons

Most Commented

Yesterday, 16:17

Snow could be on its way to Norfolk on Sunday as the temperatures plummet to below freezing overnight.

Read more
West Norfolk
Yesterday, 11:21

A damning dossier compiled by a senior whistleblower from the region’s ambulance trust has claimed at least 40 patients died or were harmed due to delays over Christmas and New Year - including one person who froze to death.

Read more
Clive Lewis
Yesterday, 06:00

Here is a collection of some of your finest photographs from some of Norfolk’s best-loved towns and villages.

Read more
Fakenham
Fri, 20:29

A male patient, thought to be in his 70s, was trapped in his car and had to be extricated by crews from Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service.

Read more
Fri, 17:52

A senior whistleblower within the region’s ambulance trust has claimed up to 80 people could have died or come to harm because of delays over the Christmas and New Year period.

Read more
House of Commons

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 3°C

min temp: -0°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Dereham Times e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter