UK Flood Alert: Lorry Rescue on A1101 in Welney Prompts Environment Agency to Issue Warnings

A lorry driver faced a perilous situation when his vehicle became trapped in floodwater, prompting new flood alerts across the UK.

The incident unfolded at 6:40 am on the A1101 in Welney, Cambridgeshire, and Norfolk border, following heavy rainfall in the area.

Emergency Response and Worsening Conditions

Firefighters from Methwold, King’s Lynn, Outwell, and Littleport rushed to the scene as the River Delph overflowed, flooding the road and surrounding fields.

The Environment Agency issued 32 flood warnings and 164 flood alerts across England, with the road submerged under 1 meter of water by 7 am.

Forecast and Continued Flooding

The Met Office predicts more rain across the UK, especially heavy downpours on Thursday.

Further flooding is expected along the lower River Severn until Wednesday.

Rain in the southwest will spread across England and Wales, while northern Scotland may see cloud and rain with hill snow.

Previous Alerts and Disruptions

The UK experienced over 400 flood alerts or warnings on Monday, with most in England, including 68 warnings and 311 alerts.

Transport systems were heavily impacted, with Great Western Railway facing disruptions and Calmac canceling ferry services.

Continued Impact and Precautions

Sunday saw significant disruptions, including school closures and travel disruptions in northern England and North Wales.

The Met Office recorded 1.7 inches (43.2 mm) of rainfall in south Devon, almost half the area’s February average.

Weather Warnings and Public Safety

The Met Office issued yellow weather warnings for rain in several regions, urging caution and preparedness for potentially severe weather conditions.

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