Orwell Bridge

Motorists have been warned of possible disruption on the A14 tonight by slow-moving lorries protesting over Brexit.

The closure of the Orwell Bridge has caused traffic misery for many in Ipswich today.

The Orwell Bridge is still closed this afternoon - and could have to close again tomorrow.

Commuters trying to get to work in Ipswich have expressed their misery about today's closure of the Orwell Bridge.

Mystery piles of naan bread dumped on The Strand in Wherstead has prompted an Ipswich man to speak out about litter in the area.

An Ipswich man made a worrying discovery when he came across hundreds of dead crabs as he took a lunchtime stroll along the banks of the River Orwell.

A diesel spillage on the Orwell Bridge is causing rush hour traffic chaos in Ipswich as one lane of the A14 is closed.

From high winds controversially shutting the Orwell Bridge, to the Beast From the East causing chaos, 2018 certainly wasn't a quiet year weather-wise.

A lorry crashed into another HGV after a tyre blow out on the A14, causing tailbacks towards the Orwell Bridge.

Drivers have taken to social media to vent their frustration over the gridlock in Ipswich town centre last night after rush hour traffic was brought to a grinding halt.

Businesses on the Wherstead Road have expressed their frustrations after several road closures cost them time and money.

Drivers have been told that the Orwell Bridge has now closed following reports of high cross-winds.

Video Orwell Bridge to close at 10am

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Drivers have been told the Orwell Bridge will now close at 10am this morning, missing the morning rush hour.

Traffic on key routes into Ipswich is travelling at just 5mph as cars and lorries are diverted from the A14 through the town.

Over the last five years there have been 12 major closures on the Orwell Bridge as a result of weather disruption - here we look more at the impact this has.

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