Felixstowe: A45 reopens after port closure

The A45 was reopened at 6.30pm today after Operation Stack was put into place.

The operation was put in place after Felixstowe Port had to be closed due to strong winds.

Port of Felixstowe officials announced that the port was closed with wind speeds of more than 45mph affecting quayside, rail and yard operations at the 700-acre complex.

There were delays and truckers were advised to consider re-scheduling their arrivals.

The port’s holding areas – which can take around 300 lorries – were full and Operation Stack was put in place.


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Drivers were advised to leave the A14 at Seven Hills and use the parking area on the old A45 at Levington, where Suffolk police and Highways Agency officials marshalled vehicles.

“From this time, no container vehicles will be allowed onto the port until Operation Stack is lifted unless they have a ticket,” said the port spokesman.

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“Tickets can be obtained from the holding area on the old A45.

“Any vehicles arriving at the port without a ticket and valid VBS booking will be redirected either to its local yard or to the old A45.”

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