Flooding hits Suffolk

FLOOD warnings were today issued across parts of Suffolk as roads were closed and residents told to prepare their homes for rising waters.More than a million tonnes of water fell over Ipswich overnight.

FLOOD warnings were today issued across parts of Suffolk as roads were closed and residents told to prepare their homes for rising waters.

More than a million tonnes of water fell over Ipswich overnight with 1.04ins collecting on the ground.

Early morning motorists were affected by road closures in the county as water collected on the roads and was not cleared until 8am.

The A12 at Yoxford was closed and had diversions in place both ways at the A1120 High Street junction.

The A1120 at Pettaugh was closed at Ipswich Way junction and the B1119, Rendham Road, at Saxmundham was closed both ways between the A12, at Saxmundham and the B1120 at Badingham Road.

The A144 at Bramfield was also closed both ways at Bramfield.

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