Flooding reported as severe weather hits

ONE lane of the westbound carriageway of the A14 at Risby, near Bury St Edmunds, has been closed due to flooding.The overspill from nearby fields came as wet weather and high winds blight the region.

ONE lane of the westbound carriageway of the A14 at Risby, near Bury St Edmunds, has been closed due to flooding.

The overspill from nearby fields came as wet weather and high winds blight the region.

The Met Office has issued a flash warning of severe weather in East Anglia today - valid until 9pm tonight - as further heavy showers are expected.

It said the showers were likely to form into lines giving some areas several hours of persistent and heavy rain - of around 25mm - while other areas would see little rainfall.


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Meanwhile, the Highways Agency has had to reschedule the overnight westbound closures on the A14 at the Orwell Bridge due to the weather.

There will now be no closure tonight of the westbound carriageway over the bridge.

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A spokesperson said: “The closure was scheduled as part of the ongoing bearings replacement work, but due to the recent high winds and wet weather the six full closures have been rescheduled.

“However, drivers using the A14 westbound carriageway are reminded that until work is completed - expected to be in November - there will be narrow lanes and a 50mph speed restriction in place 24 hours a day, enforced by average speed safety cameras.”

Weather permitting, the full A14 westbound overnight full closures are scheduled to take place between 8pm and 6am on Tuesday August 28, Monday September 17, Tuesday September 18, Wednesday October 3, Thursday October 11 and Friday October 26.

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