See map showing locations of major highways obstructions reported in Suffolk during Storm David

A tree has fallen over in the heavy winds and is blocking Belstead Road in Ipswich. Picture: SARAH

A tree has fallen over in the heavy winds and is blocking Belstead Road in Ipswich. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Suffolk police received 680 calls in five hours during the high winds this morning - 600% more than in a usual day.

Most calls were related to weather-related highways obstructions, of which there were 177 including more than 60 on major routes.

Some of obstructions are reported to have caused minor collisions.

The control room took 389 calls to 999 and 291 to 101 between 5-10am. Many of the calls related to fallen trees, which had blocked roads.

The most significant disruption has been caused by the closure of the Orwell Bridge, which reopened at around 9am.


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Another major disruption was on the A140 from the junction with the A14, which was caused by a fallen power cable.

Many of the trees were cleared in under an hour.

If you have taken any pictures of the fallen trees located on the map, please email our newsroom so that we can add them to our map.

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