Rain causes flooding on county's roads

TORRENTIAL rain left a number of roads across the county badly flooded.

Anthony Bond

TORRENTIAL rain left a number of roads across the county badly flooded.

Suffolk Constabulary said it received a number of emergency calls on Wednesday night from motorists concerned about the amount of water on the county's roads.

The heavy rain also led to a large number of amateur football matches being postponed across the region.

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Those roads most badly affected were in the east of the county.

This included Melton Road in Melton, near Woodbridge, and Dallinghoo Road in Wickham Market. In the west of the county, the B1506 in Moulton, near Newmarket, was also badly affected.

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A spokesman for Suffolk police said: “We have had a number of calls about flooding and problems with the rain. Motorists have been complaining about flooding in the roads making it bad with traffic. People have been finding it difficult because of the water on the road.”

The heaviest rain started to fall at around 7pm. According to the Met Office, Thursday morning should start clear with showers expected throughout the day. However, it is not expected to get as heavy as Wednesday night again until Friday and Saturday evenings.

Wednesday's rain saw the Ridgeons League Premier Division game between Kirkley & Pakefield v Hadleigh United called off.

Ridgeons Youth League and Youth Cup matches were also decimated by the poor weather. This included matches between Felixstowe & Walton United v Cornard United and Brantham Athletic v Long Melford.

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