Flooding causes havoc for drivers

TORRENTIAL downpours battering Suffolk overnight have resulted in localised flooding across the county today, creating hazardous conditions for drivers.

Part of the A12 was blocked and motorists faced delays near to Woodbridge after flooding at the roundabout near the Wyevale garden centre.

One lane of the main trunk road is blocked after a build up of water on the B1079 Grundisburgh Road.

In Ipswich flooding in Holy Wells Road where it continues into Landseer Road is causing problems in both directions.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said they received numerous reports of localised flooding and urged drivers to be careful.

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Meanwhile across Suffolk flooding was reported in on the A146 Beccles Road in Barnby, in Park Street, Stoke-by-Nayland, on Wilford Bridge in Melton, in Framlingham on the B1116 at Station Road and on the A1088 Barnham Road in Euston.

Most of the earlier incidents of flooding have now subsided but a police spokesman has warned drivers to take care on the roads.

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He said: “We ask drivers to beware of standing water on the roads, drive more slowly than you would do usually and you do go through deep water just check your brakes afterwards.”

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