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Flood alerts issued for rivers in Norfolk and Waveney

PUBLISHED: 14:32 07 March 2018 | UPDATED: 14:32 07 March 2018

File photo of the River Thet. Pictures:Sonya Brown
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File photo of the River Thet. Pictures:Sonya Brown .

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Flood alerts remain in place in parts of Norfolk and Waveney due to melting snow and steady rainfall.

The Environment Agency has issued flood alerts for the Little Ouse and River Thet, the River Waveney from Diss and the River Dove to Ellingham, including Bungay.

The alert for the Little Ouse and River Thet states that “river levels are expected to remain high” and areas most at risk include Thetford and Brandon.

MORE: Pest from the West to bring heavy rain to Norfolk and Waveney

On the River Waveney and River Dove “river levels are remaining high as watercourses continue to react to the recent rainfall”. The alert states: “The forecast is for a period of unsettled weather with isolated showers, potentially heavy at times, over the next 24 hours.

“We are expecting river levels to remain high and responsive to further rainfall on the saturated catchment. There is the possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside gardens.”

It comes as heavy rain is expected across the region on Thursday from a weather front dubbed the Pest from the West.

Temperatures will dip below freezing on Thursday night with showers on Friday before a warm front moves in over the weekend.

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