Norfolk is getting back to normal after gale force winds and rain brought down trees and caused flooding - but, as this photo shows, some parts of the clear-up operation are trickier than others.

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Police were at the scene of this large fallen tree at lunchtime in Itteringham, north Norfolk.

It was blocking the road at The Common, at its juction with Wolterton Road, according to reader Paul Rivett, who sent the photo.

Emergency services spent the early hours dealing with a spate of county-wide incidents caused by the overnight and early morning gale-force winds and rain.

Among a long list of affected routes were the A47 at Frans Green where there was water some six-inches deep, although the road was passable.

Flooding also caused problems on the A148 at East Rudham, although that road was also passable with care.

Fallen trees caused road closures across the county. PCSOs had to direct traffic on Norwich’s Bluebell Road where a tree had fallen, although that road is now open again.

Harvey Lane, in Thorpe St Andrew, has been cleared and re-opened after it too was blocked by a fallen tree.

The A1151 Wroxham Road in Norwich was also blocked in both directions at the Sprowston Manor junction because of a fallen tree, but had been cleared by mid-morning.

Drivers were also warned about a tree causing slow traffic on the A47 eastbound in Acle just before the Acle roundabout and advised to approach with care. That has now been cleared.

Temporary metal fences put in place by workers at Great Yarmouth’s Vauxhall Bridge have been buckled by the strong winds.

The wind was also strong enough to cause tiles to fly off roofs. One fell from a roof in North Quay and smashed on the pavement below, fortunately no one was walking directly beneath at the time.

Other roads affected include the The B1111 at Great Hockham, the A1062 Norwich Road in Horning, Austin Street in King’s Lynn, the B1108 Watton Road in Barford and the B1150 at Scottow, but debris from trees have now been removed and those roads are re-opened.

A fallen tree also blocked Church Road in Wickhampton, near the Wickhampton Road junction.

Today’s City of Norwich Half Marathon went ahead as planned at the Royal Norfolk Showground, with a maximum 3,000 runners taking part.

There are no reports of the wind causing problems at Norwich International Airport or on train services.

A flood alert was also issued this morning for the River Wensum, River Tud and Wendling Beck.

Power to more than 500 homes in a north Suffolk village was affected after heavy winds affected the overhead electricity network at Hepworth, near Diss.

A spokesman for UK Power Networks said supplies were interrupted to 539 customers at 5.25am this morning. Power was restored in stages to 230 customers at 7.30am, to 105 customers at 7.50am, to 106 customers at 1.29pm and to the final 98 at 1.40pm.

The Environment Agency said flooding was possible for the rivers from Great Ryburgh to Lenwade.

They warned low lying land and roads would be affected first and that river levels were likely to continue to rise as rain continues.

They urged people to call Floodline on 0845 9881188 for more information.

● Have you taken pictures of fallen trees or have you been affected by the storms? Email us at newsdesk@archant.co.uk

13 comments

  • Wait until the cold snap starts later this week and there will be loads of accidents due to ice and snow. This country just can not cope with bad weather conditions and yes a cold snap is on its way from midweek.

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    vinny.p

    Sunday, November 25, 2012

  • aha, updated now, with the info, thank you!

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    catalonia13

    Sunday, November 25, 2012

  • No cold snap forecast later this week, want a job at Archant Vinnie?

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    KeithS

    Sunday, November 25, 2012

  • Least we got fresh air at last

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    maureenmarney@aol.com

    Sunday, November 25, 2012

  • well that is surprising, water from flooding rivers ... "low level land and roads would be affected first ...." thought it would have been Norfolk's mountain peaks.

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    richard ash

    Sunday, November 25, 2012

  • Breaking News - Temporarily erected fence falls down in wind gust....reporters ask is this effect of climate change, or just jumping on the band wagon?

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    Jonas

    Sunday, November 25, 2012

  • It was only a bit of wind and rain. Also it would help if you could inform everyone on, which roads are blocked.

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    Deadmau5

    Sunday, November 25, 2012

  • It would help if you told us which roads were blocked!

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    catalonia13

    Sunday, November 25, 2012

  • Whoever wrote today's editorial obviously did not listen to BBCs local " amageddon " forecast. I do despair at times about the hype nowadays associated with mediocre events in the EDP. I thought the wheel was coming off last week when the EDP had a news item about a stolen wheelie bin and today its got its usual repeat of old news.

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    BG

    Monday, November 26, 2012

  • Do some people not expect this type of weather at this time of year. ????

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    loco

    Sunday, November 25, 2012

  • Gusting 49mph on the North Norfolk Coast, We class that as a strong breeze, cant see what all the fuss is about ?

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    Farquarson-Smythe

    Sunday, November 25, 2012

  • Heaven knows how the EDP would react if we had a winter like 1947 or 1963. This is winter folks. We get a bit of wind and rain. Hardly qualifies for news of the day. The good old BBC getting its forecast wrong for Norfolk - again. Bring back Weatherquest.

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    BG

    Sunday, November 25, 2012

  • D'oh!!! plod thinking...“We are coping but it is an unusual situation,” yeah, right...I thought it was called winter.

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    nrg

    Sunday, November 25, 2012

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