Storm Dudley batters Suffolk overnight as dozens of trees fall

Storm Dudley causing havoc in Suffolk

Storm Dudley is wreaking havoc across the county, with falling trees causing power cuts and blocking roads - Credit: Suffolk Fire Service/Fiona Banham

Storm Dudley caused problems across Suffolk last night, with fallen trees blocking roads and causing power cuts.

High winds of 60mph were battering communities across the county and the treacherous weather is set to continue until Friday.

Suffolk police received more than 60 reports of blocked roads across the county with Darsham, Saxmundham, Hadleigh and Brandon among the areas affected.

A spokesman said: "We have reports of lots of fallen trees across all areas caused by the bad weather we are experiencing."

Both lanes of the A12 in Darsham are currently blocked due to a fallen tree. 

Earlier today, Suffolk Police issued a warning to drivers to be "extra careful" due to the hazardous conditions.

In Brandon, a fallen tree caused a power cut to hundreds of people in the town.

Engineers remain at the scene and continue to work on restoring power.

Further power cuts affected more than 460 properties in the Copdock and Hintlesham area, although power was restored to all but 14 of these by 4.10am. 

in addition, 60 properties in the area surrounding Bury St Edmunds were without power. 

High winds are expected again this evening and a yellow weather warning was put in place.

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While yellow wind warnings are in place, the Met Office said rail services could be affected and trees could fall.

There is also a chance of power cuts, damage to buildings and flying debris.

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