Flooding causes problems on roads following heavy rain and snowfall

Lower Road in Lavenham flooded this afternoon which resulted in a VW Golf having to be towed and Suffolk Fire rescuing a UK P...

Lower Road in Lavenham flooded this afternoon which resulted in a VW Golf having to be towed and Suffolk Fire rescuing a UK Power Network van Picture: ANGLIA PRESS AGENCY LTD - Credit: ANGLIA PRESS AGENCY LTD

Parts of Suffolk have been hit by flooding as a result of rain and snowfall this morning.

Flooding in Lower Road in Lavenham yesterday afternoon Picture: APA

Flooding in Lower Road in Lavenham yesterday afternoon Picture: APA - Credit: Archant

Motorists were warned that heavy rain and snowfall would lead to tricky travel conditions due to surface water and possible slushy accumulations.

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for parts of the region, including Suffolk, with rain, sleet and snow predicted.

Meanwhile, flood alerts were in place for riverside areas, with water levels high due to the overnight rainfall.

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Flooding on the road between Saxmundham and Leiston Picture: CARLA KING

Flooding on the road between Saxmundham and Leiston Picture: CARLA KING - Credit: Carla King

Early reports of flooding came from the southbound A12 behind Farlingaye High School, in Woodbridge, and a narrow stretch of road between Great Bealings and Tuddenham, near Ipswich.


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Flooding problems have also been reported in The Street and Old London Road, in Copdock village.

The Met Office said spray and surface water on roads may make journey times longer, with bus and train services also likely to be affected, and heavy snowfall reducing visibility and leading to slippery surfaces in some places.

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Police also received reports of flooding on the British Sugar factory roundabout in Bury St Edmunds, in the area of junction 30 of the A12 for Stratford St Mary, on the A1092 at Cavendish and the B1062 at Mettingham, near Bungay.

Flooding in Brockley, near Bury St Edmunds, where police were called to help recover five vehicles, including a bus, on Frida...

Flooding in Brockley, near Bury St Edmunds, where police were called to help recover five vehicles, including a bus, on Friday morning Picture: TWITTER/@RURALPOLICINGSC - Credit: Twitter/@RuralPolicingSC

The constabulary said two cars broke down in Water Street, Lavenham, at about 8.35am, while a bus carrying passengers broke down on the B1066 in Brockley, near Bury St Edmunds, at about the same time.

Police said the passengers alighted safely to find alternative transport before the bus was recovered.

Suffolk’s rural and wildlife policing team tweeted that five vehicles had become stuck on the same stretch of road, advising other motorists: “Please don’t take chances in these conditions”.

One person also got stuck in a vehicle on the A1120 at Badingham, near Framlingham, at about 10.44am.

Craig Robinson and Dudley enjoying the snow in Christchurch Park, Ipswich Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Craig Robinson and Dudley enjoying the snow in Christchurch Park, Ipswich Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

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A member of the public walks through the snow flurry in Christchurch Park Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

A member of the public walks through the snow flurry in Christchurch Park Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

Snow in Bury St Edmunds this morning Picture: ARCHANT

Snow in Bury St Edmunds this morning Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

A snowy scene in Halstead Picture: STEPHANIE SHIELDS

A snowy scene in Halstead Picture: STEPHANIE SHIELDS - Credit: Archant

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