Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 10°C

Search

Gallery: Drivers rescued from flood water between Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill

11:55 07 February 2014

Flooding in Gardiner Close in Bury.

Flooding in Gardiner Close in Bury.

Archant

Several roads are impassable after a night of heavy rain which is continuing this morning.

Suffolk police said there was widespread flood particularly in west Suffolk in Bury St Edumunds and Haverhill.

Motorists are getting stuck in flood water between the two towns with five drivers reportedly in difficulties this morning.

A spokesman for the fire service warned drivers not to drive through flood water and to find alternative routes.

Problems are also reported in Bury at the A143 in Compiegne Way and on the A1088 in Ixworth where a road underneath a railway line is blocked.

A car is reported have got stuck on the B1077, in the Helmingham, Framsden area.

There is also flooding in Horringer and Elmswell.

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has had a large number of calls to flooding in the north-west of the county.

About 20 flats were affected in Saffron Walden. Residents were rescued from the water via a boat.

Roads flooded or affected:

A143 between Haverhill and Bury

A140 at Yaxley, Ipswich-bound

Road from Debenham to Stonham Aspal at village high school

The Street in Stanton

One lane of the A143 in Wattisfield

Flooding also in Withersfield, Nowton, Whepsted and Gt Thurlow

B1071 Boxted

A143 at Wortham at the Scole roundabout

Between Haughley and Old Newton

A1088 Ixworth, Thetford Road

The Tostock area

A12, Yoxford area

The Strand between Ipswich and Shotley

B1115, Bildeston Road

Stradishall, Cowlinge Road

Several parts of Sturmer

Main road in Bures

Parts of Preston St Mary

Barking Road between the village and Needham Market

A143 at Stanton

Somersham to Gt Blakenham

Beyton and Thurston areas

B1077 between Helmingham and Framsden

0 comments

Ed Sheeran on stage during the 2012 Brit Awards. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

.

Suffolk’s hit-making chart star, Ed Sheeran, is set to take the stage at this year’s Brit Awards.

John Field with his new Giles Book

Through his work, Ipswich-based artist and cartoonist Carl Giles, achieved national recognition including being awarded an OBE for his cartoon work in 1959 and being voted ‘Britain’s favorite cartoonist of the 20th Century’ in 2000 (five years after his death).

Ipswich Crown Court

A car mechanic who went on the rampage and smashed up an Ipswich nightspot causing £9,000 damage has been jailed for 30 months.

Paul Geater meets Arthur Charvonia at Endeavour House.

Babergh and Mid Suffolk councils are preparing to move their headquarters into Endeavour House in Ipswich during the autumn – heralding a new way of working.

Ipswich Magistrates Court on Elm Street.

Two young men involved in a fracas on a night out in Ipswich have admitted threatening behaviour.

The ActivIpswich-organised Boccia sessions

A host of new sports sessions have been organised for those aged 45 and over in Ipswich who do not currently take part in any activity.

Two young men banned for drink-driving

A soldier from Wattisham Airfield who was nearly three times the drink-drive limit has been banned from driving for 15 months.

Homegrown East Anglian talent: L-R Cary Grant, Ed Sheeran and Myleene Klass.

The stars weren’t always stars, and our region has played its part in shaping the careers of some of the most famous performers in this country and internationally. Take a look at 10 of the stars who began their road to fame in East Anglia.

The Orwell Bridge (stock image). Picture: Gregg Brown

The milder temperatures will continue today in the East of England, with the day remaining largely cloudy and with some light rain.

Greater Anglia. Photo: Sarah Lucy Brown

Emergency engineering works on the Ipswich to Felixstowe rail line caused the cancellation of some services this morning.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24