Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 2°C

Search

Flood update: River Orwell bursts its bank at Waterfront - and flooding in Burrell Road

PUBLISHED: 23:11 05 December 2013 | UPDATED: 09:05 06 December 2013

The Strand at Wherstead as the tide rises at 11.00
A man wades into the rising waters in search of his brother he believes may be trapped

The Strand at Wherstead as the tide rises at 11.00 A man wades into the rising waters in search of his brother he believes may be trapped

Archant

The first sign of flooding in Ipswich came when the River Orwell came over The Strand on the main route to the Shotley peninsula last night.

This is not unusual – but the flooding began three hours before high tide, and the road was left impassable.

Then shortly before midnight the River Orwell burst its banks near the Waterfront in Ipswich and spectacularly blew manhole covers near the Dance East building.

Stoke Bridge was closed to southbound traffic and crowds gathered to watch the rising waters.

Burrell Road, Commerical Road and Neptune Quay were also under water, said Suffolk police.

But the water quickly subsided, and the flood risk passed.

The high tide also affected Felixstowe seafront – and encouraged some intrepid local residents to visit the seafront to see the high water.

And in Woodbridge residents were told to ignore early warnings to leave their homes.

What is the situation like where you are? Log on to our live feed and share you experience and photos

1 comment

  • Flooding in Burrell Road, just after midnight.

    Report this comment

    Roy Everett

    Friday, December 6, 2013

An inquest has opened into the death of a “totally loved” Essex 18-year-old, who died after crashing into a roadside barrier.

Housing developers should guarantee access to fibre broadband, insist authors of a report on new-build connectivity.

Engineers will next week start drilling below the rivers Orwell and Stour to lay new power cables as part of a £30million project to improve electricity supplies in south Suffolk and north Essex.

A 24-year-old man accused of driving at speeds of more than 100mph during a police chase will be sent to Ipswich Crown Court for trial.

This summer East Anglia offers a plethora of music events covering a wide range of genres. Whether you like to boogie to Bananarama, clap along to Mumford and Sons, be swept away by classical tones, or prefer the blues vibe of Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, there is more than enough variety to suit the discerning music-lovers in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex. Here’s our pick of the best...

Firefighters cut the roof off a car to free a trapped driver following a collision today.

Winners were honoured across 14 categories at the bigger than ever EADT Suffolk Food and Drink Awards 2017 at Wherstead Park.

Most read

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24