‘Minor landslide’ blocks Suffolk road

Police have closed the road.

Police have closed the road. - Credit: Tom Potter

A Suffolk road was closed to traffic following a ‘minor landslide’.

Drivers were confronted by trees blocking Helions Bumpstead Road, in Haverhill, after bad weather caused a bank to give way just after 3pm.

Motorists were forced to turn around in the narrow road and find an alternative route, while highways officers were called to help clear the road.

An hour later, a tree fell near the village hall in Nowton, near Bury St Edmunds, blocking the road towards Hawstead.

Police officers used hacksaws to help move the tree from the road.

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