Diversions in place on A47 near Norwich due to flooding

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A diversion is in place on the A47 in Norwich due to flooding. - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A diversion was in place on the A47 near Norwich due to flooding. 

Motorists were being urged to drive to the road conditions as heavy rain hit parts of Norfolk. 

This morning Norfolk police tweeted that diversions were in place on the A47 at Costessey, westbound into Easton. 

Heavy rain was also reported on the A140 both ways between the B1134 Station Road and Guardian Road. 

On the AA’s live traffic map, at around 7am, it also reported slow traffic due to flooding on A47 Westbound at Dereham Road - heading towards King's Lynn. 

Yesterday [Tuesday October 19] the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning which will be in place from 4am until midday on Wednesday.  

Many areas in the UK were affected by thunderstorms bringing a brief period of heavy rain, lightning and strong, gusty winds, with hail also affecting some spots.