Flooding causing road misery in west Suffolk near Bury St Edmunds today

Police have closed the road.

Police have closed the road. - Credit: Tom Potter

Flooding is causing misery on the county’s roads today, with the A143 blocked and the A14 at Bury St Edmunds having to be temporarily closed.

Police are currently dealing with two instances of flooding in the Bury St Edmunds area. The A14 had been closed westbound near junction 43, close to the sugar beat factory after a blocked drain saw surface water flood the carriageway.

One vehicle is said to have aquaplaned in the water, according to police, but had left the scene by the time of the emergency services arriving.

Police at the scene cleared debris from the drain to help remove the water from the road, and the carriageway reopened at 1.10pm.

The A143 remains blocked in both directions due to flooding.

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St Andrews Street and College Heath Road Mildenhall, are also partially flooded and causing travel delays.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for rain for most of Suffolk today, with heavy rainfall expected until early afternoon.

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Earlier today, police closed Mill Street in Mildenhall following reports that floodwater had lifted a manhole cover and that a vehicle required recovery from the scene.

Motorists are reminded not to try to drive through floodwater.

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