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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

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The bus in the flooded underpass on the Dereham Road at Scarning, under the A47 bridge. Picture: Olly ButinskiThe 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 SpoonerThe 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 KnockPodmore Lane in Scarning is flooded at the ford near Rushmeadow Road. Picture: Paul Knock

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