Video: Delays as roads flooded in Ipswich

Flooding in Hollywells Road Flooding in Hollywells Road

Friday, July 11, 2014
8:22 AM

Drivers may face delays getting around Ipswich this morning due to flooding on the town’s roads.

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Heavy showers have meant the roads have become difficult to pass.

Hollywells Road was one road drivers were facing difficulty getting through, with some attempting to pass through the flood, which covered both sides of the road.

Other drivers opted to find an alternative route.

A spokesman for Suffolk police believed the incident in Landseer Road might be a manhole cover that had come up.

They added there was the odd bit of localised flooding but nothing out of the ordinary as of yet, and said the water should drain away shortly.

Other roads affected are Landseer Road, Norwich Road, and the entry slip road on the A12 at Capel St Mary, junction 32A.

5 comments

  • Well 'Dobbie1973' and 'Chris Church', this is the 'Ipswich Star' ... what do you expect!!!

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    Johnthebap

    Friday, July 11, 2014

  • This isn't news. The drains there are always blocked and this happens to one degree or another whenever there is rain. Anyone using that road knows this! How about you report on something useful or maybe push for the drains to be sorted so this doesn't happen!

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    Chris Church

    Friday, July 11, 2014

  • Perhaps if Suffolk County Council really want to make Travel Ipswich a success & fit for the 21st Century they could investigate why so many of the roads in Ipswich flood on a regular basis. Having established the causes (lack of maintenance or insufficient capacity etc.) they could then do something about it, perhaps with the money they have saved by not installing traffic lights at the double roundabouts at Norwich Road Valley Road junction!

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    Are you sure about that?

    Friday, July 11, 2014

  • blimey a little bit of rain and as always Ipswich floods . what would happed if we had rain like some of these other countries.....

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    Lee mundy

    Friday, July 11, 2014

  • I think you'll find that video is of Holywells Road! Landseer Rd is further up past the Cliff Lane junction. Sorry to be pedantic but you know ...

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    Dobbie1973

    Friday, July 11, 2014

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