Poor weather hits Suffolk

POOR weather conditions are battering Suffolk this morning.Strong winds and rain are affecting many parts of the county.

POOR weather conditions are battering Suffolk this morning.

Strong winds and rain are affecting many parts of the county.

The Port of Felixstowe has closed because gusts are above 45mph - the point at which it becomes unsafe for the quayside cranes to operate.

All holding areas on the container terminal for lorries have now been filled - around 350 trucks - and Operation Stack has been put in place.


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Lorry drivers are being diverted by police and Highways Agency officials to park on the old A45 at Levington until the winds drop.

Drivers with booking times and a ticket from Operation Stack will be allowed to travel to the port once those trucks already parked on the 700-acre complex have been loaded and unloaded.

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The port is advising other drivers to park-up and delay their journeys until the weather improves.

The poor weather has also resulting in a tree coming down in Parkhill, Oulton, near Lowestoft, which is blocking the road.

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