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Large tree falls in Felixstowe as seven weeks of roadworks causes further delays for drivers

PUBLISHED: 10:41 05 June 2017 | UPDATED: 11:11 05 June 2017

Lorries have been delayed by a fallen tree and roadworks in Felixstowe. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

Lorries have been delayed by a fallen tree and roadworks in Felixstowe. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

A large tree fell on a busy road serving the Port of Felixstowe this morning, causing delays for motorists.

Suffolk police were called to reports of a fallen tree in Blofield Road just before 8am.

A police spokesman said it had blocked access to Dock Gate Two at the port and had caused a build up of traffic, mainly lorries, with Walton Avenue also affected. The tree had been removed by 8.20am and traffic is reported to have returned to normal.

Further delays have been reported elsewhere in the town, however, after a lengthy period of roadworks began over the weekend.

The seven week project at the A154, Candlet Road, to repair the bridge over Gulpher Road is said to have caused major delays.

Candlet Road is used by many vehicles entering the town. One driver who lives in Felixstowe said the roadworks had been causing tailbacks as far as the A14.

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