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Travel: Reports of aquaplaning as standing water swamps roads

PUBLISHED: 13:04 10 August 2014 | UPDATED: 13:04 10 August 2014

Flooding scenes at the weekend

Flooding scenes at the weekend

Heavy rainfall has led to a number of collisions on roads around Suffolk where standing water has caused motorists to aquaplane.

Police have responded to two incidents on the A14 – one in Bury St Edmunds, at the junction for the A134, and another in Rougham, where a driver collided with the central reservation.

At 12.13pm, police received reports of a driver being thrown half way out of their car after hitting standing water on the B1115 at Nedging Tye, Hadleigh. The male driver of a Ford Ka did not suffer serious injury.

A man has died after a crash involving a tractor on the A14 Orwell Bridge this morning, police have confirmed. The bridge has remained closed since the incident but is expected to reopen before 2.30pm.

Gale force winds are set to batter parts of Suffolk and north Essex tomorrow as a ‘weather bomb’ brought by Storm Brian sparks a series of safety warnings.

Childhood obesity is on the rise in Suffolk and Essex, with almost one in 10 reception pupils hitting dangerously fat levels.

The term Jabadao won’t mean much to most people. But for one Ipswich pre-school, it is transforming child development.

Tourists have been flocking to a tiny village on the Essex coastline after its stunning landscapes were filmed for a hit ITV drama series.

A popular Ipswich park event scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled due to fears over high winds that Storm Brian is forecast to bring to Suffolk.

A campaigning Essex MP is calling on the Government to consider giving free e-cigarettes to pregnant women struggling to give up smoking.

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