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Orwell Bridge fully re-opens after earlier flooding

PUBLISHED: 17:29 10 October 2020 | UPDATED: 19:02 10 October 2020

One lane of the westbound A14 across the Orwell Bridge is closed due to flooding. Stock image Picture: GREGG BROWN

One lane of the westbound A14 across the Orwell Bridge is closed due to flooding. Stock image Picture: GREGG BROWN

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All lanes of the Orwell Bridge are now fully re-open following flooding issues earlier in the day.

Lane two of the westbound A14 had to be closed for two hours between junctions J57 Ipswich East and J56 Ipswich Docks after drainage issues on the road.

Traffic was said to be heavy across the bridge as a result of the closure with Highways reporting congestion of around 2 1/2 miles at its height.

Highways England sent contractors to clear the blockage and the road was fully reopened by 6.50pm.

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Suffolk police are were also called to the scene.

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