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

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.

2 comments

  • Traffic lights, councils, bypasses, exceptional rain (the irony), etc etc...any excuse to avoid the lazy buggers sat in the cars taking the blame.

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    IanW

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • empty streets would cause a traffic jam in this town . where did all the traffic come from in this town .. 20 traffic lights per road don't help

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    Lee mundy

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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