People in Suffolk faced disruption on Friday following torrential overnight downpours. 

Roads across the county were left flooded after heavy rain swept through Suffolk on Thursday and into the early hours of Friday morning. 

Children were pictured wading through flood water in Lower Road in Lavenham after a nearby river burst its banks. 

East Anglian Daily Times: A car had to be pulled out of flood water in LavenhamA car had to be pulled out of flood water in Lavenham (Image: Danielle Twitchen)

A car had to be towed out of the floods on the same road after it got stuck, while a van was also pictured stranded in Wash Lane, in Combs Ford, near Stowmarket.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said a Sainsbury's delivery driver had to be rescued after their van broke down in floods on Old Newton's Stonebridge Lane on Thursday. 

In a post on social media, Halesworth police advised drivers to take care when travelling. 

East Anglian Daily Times: Police warned drivers to leave plenty of time for their journey'sPolice warned drivers to leave plenty of time for their journey's (Image: Halesworth police)

They said: "If you are planning to go out this afternoon, many of the roads are still flooded in places, leave plenty of time for your journey and take it steady so you get to where you are going safely."

A flood warning, as well as several flood alerts, were also issued by the Environment Agency. 

"The forecast is for further isolated outbreaks of rain and showers over the weekend," said a spokesman for the authority.

East Anglian Daily Times: A car stuck in a ford near StowmarketA car stuck in a ford near Stowmarket (Image: Contributed)

"Be ready to take action to protect your property if flooding is expected."

Suffolk Highways put in place an emergency road closure on the A1101 in Burnt Fen Turnpike, on the Suffolk and Cambridgeshire border, due to structural damage caused by underlying ground conditions.

A spokesman said: "This closure is due to structural damage of the road as a result of underlying ground conditions, which in fenland areas is extremely sensitive to groundwater levels which causes the heaving/contraction of the peat-soil."

Forecasts from the Met Office show more rain could fall in Suffolk on Sunday.