There were delays after a major road into a west Suffolk town flooded again. 

The A143 Compiegne Way in Bury St Edmunds became submerged underwater on Wednesday – the second time this week. 

An emergency road closure was put in place on Monday after torrential downpours caused it to flood. 

The road reopened on Monday evening.

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

A number of flood alerts remain in place across the county as more heavy rainfall is expected.

Councillor Paul West, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for Ipswich, operational highways and flooding, said: “It is clear to everyone - we are seeing the heaviest and most persistent rainfall on record, with repeated deluges falling on already saturated ground. River levels are high meaning the drains cannot move water away quickly.

"In this particular case, the pumps at Compiegne Way are fighting against the height of the river Lark.

“In periods of severe weather such as this, the only course of action can be to close roads for the safety of motorists. However, with the recent work carried out at Compiegne Way the pumps will spring back into action and clear the standing water as soon as the river levels subside.

“We have been working tirelessly to clear drains and repair roads following recent bad weather and will continue to do so to keep our county moving.”