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Ipswich: Heavy rain slows rush-hour traffic - and more wet weather is on the way

PUBLISHED: 22:41 08 July 2014

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Rush-hour traffic has been made even worse after heavy downpours this afternoon - and forecasters are warning of more rain over the coming days.

Surface water is slowing traffic around Wherstead Road in Ipswich and Henley Road in Westerfield following torrential rain.

Meteorologist Jim Bacon from Norwich-based Weatherquest said the showers had come in “the middle of a very unsettled period of weather”, and that slow-moving clouds lingering over the county had meant downpours lasting up to two hours.

He added: “They’re moving slowly southwards so it won’t last forever.”

Mr Bacon said that more wet weather would be coming over Suffolk from the North Sea tomorrow, and that while Thursday and Friday would be warmer, there would still be the risk of showers.

A person who was struck by a train in Haughley tonight has died, British Transport Police have confirmed.

The first graduates of the University of Suffolk since it secured independence status last year gathered in Ipswich today to celebrate years of hard work.

The Great British Bake Off contestants grappled with “forgotten” British bakes in tonight’s quarter-final.

Paramedics and police treated three people for minor injuries after a crash in a mid Suffolk village this evening.

The world of football has united in mourning following the death of the son of Ipswich Town legend and former England captain Terry Butcher.

Passengers using Greater Anglia trains are facing delays of up to 50 minutes this evening.

A third of teenagers and young adults at a Suffolk health and wellbeing cause have anxiety issues, a new report has revealed - as demand for counselling continues to increase.

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