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Ipswich: Traffic trouble as road near Orwell Bridge floods

PUBLISHED: 14:40 04 January 2014 | UPDATED: 16:06 04 January 2014

Further flooding is possible with warnings for several parts of Suffolk

Further flooding is possible with warnings for several parts of Suffolk

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Flooding has made driving conditions difficult along a stretch of road near the Orwell Bridge.

Recent rain fall and the high tide have combined to flood a section of the B1456, known as The Strand, near the Orwell Bridge junction in Wherstead.

Police said the water is up to two feet deep in places and that the road may be closed if cars are unable to pass.

16 comments

  • @ lee Davies, didn't want to go into the finer details of how an engine works but just saying deep water will stall your engine, happy motoring, ha ha ha .

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    whiteknight

    Sunday, January 5, 2014

  • Why don't they get rid of this darn bridge it is more closed than open.Every time you log on you see Orwell Bridge closed for some reason or other.

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    gavalie

    Saturday, January 4, 2014

  • As already mentioned this is the road at the Strand and has nothing to do with the bridge at all. Besides that, personally I think the bridge is a godsend as is clear on the occasions when it has to be closed and all traffic re routes through the town centre! Yes it is sometimes closed but not that often, the weather can't be helped and is a rare cause of its closure as usually its due to an accident which is a driver fault not the bridges!

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    MZH

    Saturday, January 4, 2014

  • nothing wrong with the bridge [you cannot change the weather.pity this bridge was not built in the 60s.ask some shotley residents who worked in ipswich.

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    TERENCE MANNING

    Saturday, January 4, 2014

  • @MZH. "usually its due to an accident which is a driver fault". This surely cannot be correct MZH. We do not know the full facts therefore assumptions should NOT be made!!!!!!!!!

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    Newsmaster Excalibur

    Sunday, January 5, 2014

  • Omg you lot are a proper bunch of douchebags. Ive never seen such terrible stinky batter. Anoraks.

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    Mickola1984

    Sunday, January 5, 2014

  • @ lee Davies, didn't want to go into the finer details of how an engine works but just saying deep water will stall your engine, happy motoring, ha ha ha .

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    whiteknight

    Sunday, January 5, 2014

  • look as though my comment about cars cutting out was to clever for POTTER.

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    TERENCE MANNING

    Sunday, January 5, 2014

  • nothing wrong with the bridge [you cannot change the weather.pity this bridge was not built in the 60s.ask some shotley residents who worked in ipswich.

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    TERENCE MANNING

    Saturday, January 4, 2014

  • The strand has always flooded on spring tides the problem is with the motorists who think they can drive through it. A word of advice, you know that fan that sucks air onto your radiator & into your engine, guess what happens when you drive through deep water, Doh !

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    whiteknight

    Saturday, January 4, 2014

  • TERENCE MANNING

    Sunday, January 5, 2014

  • Ah ' Newsmaster Excalibur' as you quoted I said "usually" and did not jump to any self righteous conclusions whereas on a different post for which I assume you decided to attack me on this one, you said "no doubt" and blamed a whole section of society for road accidents. You seem a very angry person. Thank you for personally attacking me simply for daring to have a different opinion to yours!!!

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    MZH

    Monday, January 6, 2014

  • What a load of hot air! It's worth bearing in mind that by the junction with Redgate Lane, there's barely 2 feet above ODN, so it's not going to take much to flood. And of course the name should give a clue. The Strand loosely means foreshore where boats might have been dragged up.

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    Dean

    Saturday, January 4, 2014

  • The sheer ignorance of some amazes me! Two points,gavalie, read the story before making silly comments, it has nothing to do with the bridge. And white knight ( so obviously not a mechanic) the fan has nothing to do with the engine, it merely assists in the cooling of the coolant. The air intake that feeds the fuel air mix is naturally aspirated by back pressure. In theory dipping your radiator in water greatly increases the engines performance, via faster cooling. The biggest problem with water stalling an engine is the electrics. Get it right you two, or just cease to comment useless information.

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    Lee Davies

    Sunday, January 5, 2014

  • as we all should know it is water getting into the alternator or dynamo which causes the engine to fail .some modern cars have these set higher than older cars.the fan is to cool the radiator.

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    TERENCE MANNING

    Sunday, January 5, 2014

  • Typical Ipswichstar ! Something thats been happening on a regular basis for at least 40 years to my knowledge is now news !

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    Poppys Dad

    Sunday, January 5, 2014

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