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Gallery: Over 31mm of rainfall overnight causes flooding on Suffolk’s roads

PUBLISHED: 09:22 27 May 2014 | UPDATED: 16:36 27 May 2014

Flooding in Fore Street, Ipswich

Flooding in Fore Street, Ipswich

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Several roads in Suffolk have flooded this morning after heavy rain overnight.

Flooding in Fore Street, IpswichFlooding in Fore Street, Ipswich

The Met Office has put in place a yellow warning for rain in Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, predicting a prolonged spell today that could see 40mm of rain in 24 hours.

Last night Wattisham saw over 31.2mm of rainfall.

This morning the A12 was flooded at Wrentham near the Chapel Road junction and also at the Grundisburgh junction.

In Bury St Edmunds there was flooding on the A143 at Compiegne Way near the Bury Central interchange.

Vehicles make their way through flooding near the onslip to the A14 off Nacton Road in Ipswich.Vehicles make their way through flooding near the onslip to the A14 off Nacton Road in Ipswich.

The A1066 was flooded in Diss between the Stuston Road junction and the A140 junction, as was the A1071 Boxford Lane in Boxford at the School Hill junction.

In Ipswich the Yarmouth Road was flooded at the junction for West End Road and the Landseer Road was flooded between the Toller Road junction and the Sandyhill Lane junction.

There was also flooding on the Bridge Road in Levington both ways at Church Lane.

In East Bergholt a fallen tree blocked the Straight Road between Mill Road and Park Road, and in Rushmere St Andrew sewage grates lifted due to the heavy rain. Rushmere Golf Course also closed due to being waterlogged.

Vehicles make their way through flooding near the onslip to the A14 off Nacton Road in Ipswich.Vehicles make their way through flooding near the onslip to the A14 off Nacton Road in Ipswich.

In Essex the westbound carriageway of the A130 Colchester Road in Boreham was flooded at Services roundabout, as was the Maldon Road in Birch at the Lower Road junction and Warren Lane in Stanway at the Dyer’s Road junction.

Nathaniel Coughlin, general manager at Isaacs on the Quay in Ipswich described the rain this morning as “biblical” and said he couldn’t recall such heavy rain since he’d been working there.

“It caused most of the effects to the gentlemen who work in the cellars early in the morning,” he said. “They work the two hours between 5am and 7am and they said it was just constant rain at that time. It also caused our drains to flood ever so slightly but we’ve got a good system there so it wasn’t a problem.”

Nathaniel added that deliveries had been affected.

In Ipswich town centre, the Princes Street branch of Barclays Bank has been closed all day due to rainwater damage.

Phil Garner at Weatherquest said the rain would continue on and off today with another spell coming through from the east tonight. Tomorrow he predicted intermittent showers.

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