A major route in and out of a west Suffolk town has been closed after flooding. 

The A143 Compiegne Way in Bury St Edmunds is closed after the county was hit by torrential downpours on Sunday. 

Compiegne Way was closed for several weeks at the start of the year as Suffolk Highways worked to clear more than 18,000 gallons of flood water from the road

Residents were left angered at the road closure which has led to traffic chaos in and around Bury St Edmunds. 

Now the road has been closed in both directions again on Monday morning as a result of more flooding over the weekend. 

A number of flood warnings and alerts have been issued for Suffolk on Monday

The Environment Agency said: "River levels remain high, and in some places still rising. The watercourse will remain responsive to any further rainfall.

"The forecast is for a generally improving weather picture but with the chance of the odd shower pushing through the catchment.

"We are monitoring the situation."

Drivers are being warned to not drive through flood water.