Gallery: Stormy weather to continue into tomorrow as strong winds and fallen trees cause major delays in Suffolk and Essex

Ipswich Borough Council workers clear up a fallen tree that damaged a vehicle on Spring Road near St

Ipswich Borough Council workers clear up a fallen tree that damaged a vehicle on Spring Road near St Johns Road - Credit: Archant

Stormy weather and strong winds which downed several trees across in Suffolk will continue into today.

Gusts of wind reached 35mph in parts of Suffolk yesterday, causing traffic problems as trees fell onto a main road.

Suffolk police received dozens of calls in relation to the bad weather.

Two large trees fell on to the A12 in North Suffolk, resulting in major delays for motorists.

Police said the road, near Thorington, was completely blocked by the trees, both of which measured around 25ft.

A spokeswoman said the force was called just before 1pm after a Land Rover collided with one of the trees. The driver is not believed to have suffered any serious injuries.

Highways workers worked to remove the trees and diversions were in place for several hours until yesterday evening when the road was reopened.

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A tree also fell on Spring Road, Ipswich, near the junction with St John’s Road.

The Environment Agency have issued several flood warnings over the past two days relating to Suffolk and Essex.

Yesterday flood warnings were in force for the River Waveney.

Last night a forecaster at Weatherquest said the blustery conditions would continue into this morning, but would die down by this afternoon.

Steve Western added, “it’ll be mostly wet with outbreaks of rain on and off through the day. It’ll be windy at first but quickly dropping out.

“There’s slow moving low pressure centred over Holland and there’s high pressure to the north of Scotland, and as a consequence we are in quite strong north easterly winds.”

The forecasting company recorded gusts of wind up to 35mph at Felixstowe Dock Tower yesterday.

Last night a spokesperson for Suffolk Constabulary said: “Suffolk Police have received in the region of 25 calls in relation to weather-related incidents since 5pm yesterday evening. These have predominantly been trees or branches falling into roads and causing traffic delays.

“As the wet and windy weather continues we would advise motorists to drive sensibly and to the conditions. Leave plenty of space between you and the car in front, particularly on country roads where you do not know what is around the corner.”

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