Drone images show dramatic scale of flooding at Suffolk river
- Credit: Paul Rudland/alldrone.uk
This was the dramatic scene along the Rattlesden River, in Stowmarket, after flooding caused chaos in parts of Suffolk.
Torrential rain overnight on Wednesday into Christmas Eve caused widespread flooding across the county, with many roads having to be closed after becoming impassable.
From Needham Market to Halesworth, Sudbury and Diss, police and firefighters worked to relieve the problems - with roads closed including the The B1062 near Homersfield, the A143 at Bury St Edmunds and the A1066 at Gardboldisham, between Diss and Thetford.
Flood alerts were put in place across several parts of the county, but perhaps some of the most striking scenes were at Stowmarket's Rattlesden River.
These drone images from Paul Rudland show fields swamped with water and the nearby road blocked.
Some light rain showers continue to be forecast overnight and the Environment Agency, which shared the drone photos, has urged people to "remain vigilant" as river levels remain high.
In another incident, a FedEx van driver had to climb to safety after his vehicle became stuck in flood water at Moulton Packhorse Bridge.