A section of the A14 will be closed after night after more than seven million litres of flood water has been removed from the carriageway. 

National Highways has been working at the scene on the eastbound carriageway between junction 37 for Newmarket and junction 38 due to flooding resulting in a full closure. 

Efforts to clear the flooding are ongoing after first causing issues on Tuesday, February 20. 

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National Highways said there is excessive ground water levels, which are not naturally draining away, creating a challenging resolution combined with the rain. 

At one point there were 11 tankers on the scene working to remove the water and it is estimated more than seven million litres of water has been removed so far. 

The eastbound carriageway will be closed over Friday night between 9pm and 5am in order to further mitigate the flooding, carry out investigative work and assess the condition of the carriageway. 

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Simon Amor, head of scheme delivery at National Highways, said: "We apologise for the inconvenience caused to local communities. We believe that the flooding is due to excessively high ground water in the area, and unfortunately, it's not something we can repair.

"The team is making every effort to remove the standing water in all lanes. However, they are facing challenges as the water continues to return after removal."

Drivers are being urged to avoid the area and to follow the official diversion route if they must travel.