Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 6°C

ESTD 1874 Search

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

23:11 05 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.

shares

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

shares

1 comment

  • Flooding in Burrell Road, just after midnight.

    Report this comment

    Roy Everett

    Friday, December 6, 2013

Paul Heiney filming for Secret Rivers in his Candaian-style canoe that has been stolen

Broadcaster Paul Heiney has made an appeal for thieves who stole one of his favourite boats from a Suffolk harbour to have a conscience and return it.

Photo issued by the National Crime Agency of fugitive Paul Monk, who featured on the UK's most wanted list on suspicion of drug trafficking, who has been captured in Alicante.

A fugitive on the UK’s most wanted list allegedly linked to a Colchester drugs haul has been arrested in Spain.

Stabbing in Farrow Close Leiston

Police are still piecing together two incidents in Leiston last night in which a 16-year-old boy and a man were both stabbed.

Abbie Hunter

As the sun blazes down to raise temperatures to the mid 20s, I am thinking about sport., says Abbie Hunter.

Cavendish.

“True democracy” is coming to a west Suffolk parish after 42 years, with villagers set to decide the Cavendish ward’s first ever contested St Edmundsbury Borough election.

Police are searching for Jai Stead

Police are searching for a man wanted on suspicion of robbery and failing to appear in court.

Paul Rous, of Bruisyard Hall, has launched a tech startup venture with Mark Pearson

A Suffolk entrepreneur has teamed up with a top technology investor, who made millions from a website he created with just £300, to help finance new ideas.

Ipswich Crown Court.

A former economics teacher and businesswoman from Woodbridge will be sentenced later this month after being convicted of a £21,000 benefit fraud.

Across the country on May 8 beacons will be lit to mark the day when the Second World War in Europe finally came to an end.

Opening of last year's Alde Valley Spring Festival at Alde Valley Farm, Great Glemham

A seasonal celebration showcasing the work of artists, designers and food producers gets under way on a Suffolk farm this weekend.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages