Update: Orwell Bridge has been re-opened after closure due to strong winds

Orwell Bridge

Orwell Bridge - Credit: Archant

The Orwell Bridge was shut due to gales as forecasters predict more wind and rain today.

Diversions were in place for travellers trying to cross the bridge near Ipswich this morning.

The bridge was closed in both directions - a diversion for Felixstowe-bound traffic was in place between Copdock and Nacton with vehicles headed towards Bury St Edmunds coming off between Nacton and Wherstead.

Rail operator Greater Anglia is cancelling trains at short notice due to the blustery conditions.

This morning some trains between Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds and Norwich and London Liverpool Streets have been cancelled.

For an up-to-date list go to www.journeycheck.com/greater anglia.

Flood alerts are in place for the River Wid from Ingatestone to, and including Writtle and the River Can at Chelmsford.

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The River Deben from, and including Debenham to Bromeswell and the River Lark from Clopton to Martlesham also has been issued a flood alert.