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Gallery: Drivers rescued from flood water between Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill

11:55 07 February 2014

Flooding in Gardiner Close in Bury.

Flooding in Gardiner Close in Bury.

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Several roads are impassable after a night of heavy rain which is continuing this morning.

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Suffolk police said there was widespread flood particularly in west Suffolk in Bury St Edumunds and Haverhill.

Motorists are getting stuck in flood water between the two towns with five drivers reportedly in difficulties this morning.

A spokesman for the fire service warned drivers not to drive through flood water and to find alternative routes.

Problems are also reported in Bury at the A143 in Compiegne Way and on the A1088 in Ixworth where a road underneath a railway line is blocked.

A car is reported have got stuck on the B1077, in the Helmingham, Framsden area.

There is also flooding in Horringer and Elmswell.

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has had a large number of calls to flooding in the north-west of the county.

About 20 flats were affected in Saffron Walden. Residents were rescued from the water via a boat.

Roads flooded or affected:

A143 between Haverhill and Bury

A140 at Yaxley, Ipswich-bound

Road from Debenham to Stonham Aspal at village high school

The Street in Stanton

One lane of the A143 in Wattisfield

Flooding also in Withersfield, Nowton, Whepsted and Gt Thurlow

B1071 Boxted

A143 at Wortham at the Scole roundabout

Between Haughley and Old Newton

A1088 Ixworth, Thetford Road

The Tostock area

A12, Yoxford area

The Strand between Ipswich and Shotley

B1115, Bildeston Road

Stradishall, Cowlinge Road

Several parts of Sturmer

Main road in Bures

Parts of Preston St Mary

Barking Road between the village and Needham Market

A143 at Stanton

Somersham to Gt Blakenham

Beyton and Thurston areas

B1077 between Helmingham and Framsden

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