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Highway to hell as driver abandons his Audi on flooded A1101 at Welney

Drivers told avoid flooded road on Norfolk/Cambridgeshire border

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Audi’s famous slogan Vorsprung durch Technik, translated as advantage through technology, has probably lost its appeal for one driver who attempted to drive through a flooded Fenland road. No amount of technological wizardry could spare the hapless driver from falling foul of the Welney Washes on the Norfolk/Cambridgeshire borders.

The car has been seen bobbing in and out of the water for some days having been abandoned following an unsuccessful attempt to negotiate/navigate the flooded road.

Picture dated December 20th shows an Audi car submerged on the flooded A1101 in Welney; one of two cars spotted floating in the waters. PHOTO: Bav Media

Picture dated December 20th shows an Audi car submerged on the flooded A1101 in Welney; one of two cars spotted floating in the waters. PHOTO: Bav Media

Picture dated December 20th shows an Audi car submerged on the flooded A1101 in Welney; one of two cars spotted floating in the waters. PHOTO: Bav Media

Picture dated December 20th shows an Audi car submerged on the flooded A1101 in Welney; one of two cars spotted floating in the waters. PHOTO: Bav Media

Facebook group Welney Flood Watch reports river levels remaining at 2.78m today “much the same as yesterday at 2.78m currently no overnight fall below yesterday’s levels so the rainfall event of Tuesday plus the high winds have steadied levels”.

Picture dated December 20th shows an Audi car submerged on the flooded A1101 in Welney; one of two cars spotted floating in the waters. PHOTO: Bav Media

Picture dated December 20th shows an Audi car submerged on the flooded A1101 in Welney; one of two cars spotted floating in the waters. PHOTO: Bav Media

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The group says to expect flood water on the centre of Welney Wash road to be around 17 inches and up to 22 inches on that deeper side.

A stranded Asda van has been removed but the

 A1101 at Welney flooded: Diversions of up to 20 miles are recommended. PHOTO: Bav Media

A1101 at Welney flooded: Diversions of up to 20 miles are recommended. PHOTO: Bav Media

group reports that “the falling flood waters have uncovered the Audi that was stranded a while back and is now visible (almost) again”.

 A1101 at Welney flooded: Diversions of up to 20 miles are recommended. PHOTO: Bav Media

A1101 at Welney flooded: Diversions of up to 20 miles are recommended. PHOTO: Bav Media

The advice, as always, is to find another route.

 

 

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