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TRUCKERS faced a frustrating wait today with the Port of Felixstowe still closed and a huge backlog of lorries waiting in queues.The container terminal has been closed for most of the past 24 hours, and with strong winds expected again, officials said it was likely to be the same today.

TRUCKERS faced a frustrating wait today with the Port of Felixstowe still closed and a huge backlog of lorries waiting in queues.

The container terminal has been closed for most of the past 24 hours, and with strong winds expected again, officials said it was likely to be the same today.

Meanwhile, parts of Suffolk were forecast to see snow - and drivers were warned conditions could be tricky in coastal areas.

For the first time, lorries were being directed to park up on the old A45 at Levington.

Yards and port areas were full and the outside lanes of both carriageways were blocked on the A14 Port of Felixstowe Road.

But police and Highways Agency officials had the situation under control and there was no major congestion, with cars still able to get through on the inside lanes.

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Head of corporate affairs at the port, Paul Davey said it would be slow-going for lorry drivers for most of the day and the terminal was still urging drivers not to visit until the situation eased.

With winds swinging to the west, there was a strong chance of snow showers in parts of Suffolk this afternoon, with some forecasters saying there could be as much as five centimetres.

Temperatures could get down to freezing and with the wind chill feel like minus 4C.

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