Flood alerts remain in force across Suffolk and Essex following heavy rain

Heavy rain overnight has caused flooding on the A1120. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Heavy rain overnight has caused flooding on the A1120. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Flood alerts remain in force in the region after heavy rain fell across East Anglia yesterday.

Flood warnings remain in place. Image: ENVIRONMENT AGENCY/GOOGLE

Flood warnings remain in place. Image: ENVIRONMENT AGENCY/GOOGLE - Credit: Archant

Across Suffolk and Essex, 11 alerts – warning that flooding is possible – have been issued by the Environment Agency including the Rivers Box and Brett at Hadleigh, the River Gipping at Stowmarket, Needham Market and Claydon, and the upper Stour, with levels particularly high around Kedington.

The River Thet, at Thetford and Brandon, is most at risk, according to the agency.

A statement on the Environment Agency website said: “We are expecting to see standing water in floodplain areas.

“Riverside footpaths may also be flooded. Locations most at risk are River Thet, including Thetford and Brandon, and the Little Ouse and Tributaries in Norfolk and Suffolk.

“The Environment Agency is monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages.

“Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. Take care on riverside roads and footpaths. Do not walk or drive through flood water.”

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