Newmarket: Fifty million litres of water pumped off A14

Workers have pumped more than 50 million litres of rainwater off a section of the A14 that has been continually flooded during the last couple of months.

There has been disruption since 22 February on the eastbound carriageway, between junctions 37 and 38 at Newmarket on the Cambridgeshire-Suffolk border. One of three lanes remains closed while pumping continues, which has led to long delays, says the BBC.

National Highways said it hoped to have the whole carriageway opened “within days”.

Heavy rain and a natural dip in the landscape on this particular section have contributed to heavy flooding.

Martin Fellows, from National Highways, said: “We’ve seen unprecedented levels of rain in this area for several months now.

“There has been three hundred percent more rain falling than normal, leading to seriously high water levels. As soon as we’ve been able to pump water off the carriageway, it’s returned just as quickly.”

(Pic – National Highways)


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