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Buses forced to divert due to heavy rain and flooding

PUBLISHED: 16:21 25 September 2020 | UPDATED: 16:21 25 September 2020

Flooding on the junction of Lavender Grove and Orchid Avenue in Toftwood. Picture: Mick Hillocks

Flooding on the junction of Lavender Grove and Orchid Avenue in Toftwood. Picture: Mick Hillocks

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A number of Konectbus services have been delayed or diverted due to heavy rain and flooding.

Flooding on the junction of Lavender Grove and Orchid Avenue in Toftwood. Picture: Mick HillocksFlooding on the junction of Lavender Grove and Orchid Avenue in Toftwood. Picture: Mick Hillocks

Routes 8, 11A and 14 between Norwich and Toftwood have been unable to serve customers at Orchid Avenue and Lavender Grove due to bad flooding in the area.

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Buses are being forced to divert around the flooding before heading back to a normal route.

The flooding comes as Norfolk was issued with a double weather warning for 70mph winds and heavy rain.

On Twitter, Konectbus said: “Route 8, 11A and 14 - We are unable to serve Orchid Avenue and Lavender Grove in Toftwood due to flooding.

Flooding on the junction of Lavender Grove and Orchid Avenue in Toftwood. Picture: Mick HillocksFlooding on the junction of Lavender Grove and Orchid Avenue in Toftwood. Picture: Mick Hillocks

“Buses will divert via Stone Road, Shipdham Road and Chapel Lane back to normal route at George Elliott Way.”

Norfolk Highways have been informed of the flooding.


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