Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 14°C

ESTD 1874 Search

The pigs are coming. Find out more about

Pigs Gone Wild

here.

Suffolk: Child rescued from car trapped in flooding

07:12 07 February 2014

Flooding on the A143 / B1066 just outside Bury, between Bury and Horringer.

Flooding on the A143 / B1066 just outside Bury, between Bury and Horringer.

Archant

Seven people including a 10-year-old child have been rescued from cars stuck in high waters.

Drivers have been getting trapped in floods across much of Suffolk, especially in western parts.

Four cars have been stuck between Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill. Seven people were rescued, including a 10-year-old child believed to be boy. No injuries have been reported.

Fire chiefs are warning drivers not to drive through flood water and to find alternative routes.

There is also flooding in Horringer and Elmswell.

North Essex appears to have had less wet weather overnight but police are still warning drivers to take care.

Check the EADT and Ipswich Star website for a full list of which roads are flooded or difficult to pass.

4 comments

  • I hope these idiots are being made to pay the cost of their rescue. I don't see why the taxpayer should have to cough up for their imbecility.

    Report this comment

    beerlover

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • Why oh why do idiot motorists drive through floodwater. If you cannot see how deep it is let alone some other idiot driving through a deep flood turn around and find an alternative route. Hence those of us who are sensible end up paying inflated insurance premiums for those who lack common sense. Rant over.

    Report this comment

    Boyce

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • The picture above of the Sprinter van clearly shows the way not to drive through flood water, if you find that you have to. Far too much water in a maelstrom in front of the vehicle. Having assessed the depth and flow and checked for hidden obstructions, entry should be made slowly, ideally in bottom gear (4X4 vehicles can engage low box and 4wd), building just enough forward momentum to produce a 'bow -wave' which has the effect of pushing the water up in front of the vehicle, keeping engine bay water level lower and the exhaust above water level. Picture below shows much lower depth behind front bumper.

    Report this comment

    Dean

    Friday, February 7, 2014

  • ALTERNATIVE ROUTES [ DOES HE THINK EVERYBODY HAS GOT A HELICOPTOR?

    Report this comment

    TERENCE MANNING

    Friday, February 7, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Ben Gummer

All of Suffolk’s MPs had backed the campaign to keep Britain in the European Union – and were left shattered by the decision to pull out.

John Dugmore

Campaigners from the business community on both sides of the EU membership debate were agreed yesterday on the need for the Government to make stability its top priority in the wake of the vote for Brexit.

Michael Gove and Boris Johnson join Tim Passmore during a visit to Ipswich for the leave campaign.

One of Suffolk’s most prominent “Vote Leave” supporters has urged those who voted the same way not to feel guilty about their decision.

Barry Chevalier Guild of Aspall Cyder

One of Suffolk’s oldest and most successful family businesses has been given permission to expand its operations – despite community concerns it has already outgrown the hamlet from which it takes its name.

The EU Referendum count at Riverside Leisure Centre in Chelmsford.

The Leave vote in the referendum was remarkable in so many ways – but possibly the greatest surprise was that the British public appears to have ignored the economic advice and voted for the riskiest option.

British Airways. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire.

Prime Minister David Cameron announced his resignation this morning after a surprise victory for the Leave campaign which could significantly change the country’s political landscape. But how will Brexit affect you? Read on to find out.

Tayler McGovern

A 15-year-old girl missing from Norfolk is believed to be in Suffolk.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24