Weather: Flood warning issued for west Suffolk rivers

A FLOOD alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for the River Lark and River Kennett.

The precautionary alert is an early warning that many parts of west Suffolk may be affected by heavy rainfall.

The warning has been put in place for the River Lark between Fornham St Martin to Isleham and the River Kennett from Ousden to Freckenham.

A spokesman for the agency said rainfall accumulations could be as high as 60mm in some places.

Road safety charity the IAM is offering motorists advice on driving in heavy rain, following the Met Office issuing amber warnings of torrential rain over the coming days.

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IAM chief examiner Peter Rodger said: “A suddenly very wet road surface increases the chances of slipping when braking or steering, which is a problem not just for motorists, but cyclists and motorcyclists too.

“When driving in wet conditions remember that stopping distances will increase, and visibility will be reduced. Drop your speed and give yourself more time to slow down.”

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