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Port REOPENED: Operation Stack closed Port of Felixstowe due to high winds

PUBLISHED: 17:44 10 March 2020 | UPDATED: 18:43 10 March 2020

Operation Stack at Levington.

Operation Stack at Levington.

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Operation Stack was put in place at the Port of Felixstowe as strong winds battered the Suffolk coastline but has now ended.

The operation meant that lorries cannot enter or exit the port while the winds persist, because of the danger of using cranes.

Lorries heading towards the port were asked to leave the A14 at the Seven Hills junction, and park along the old A45 at Levington, to relieve traffic on the A14.

It is understood that the measures were put in place due to high winds which have hit the county along with a spell of warmer weather.

There are also flood warnings in place over night for the Suffolk and Essex coast from Felixstowe to Clacton, including Orwell and Stour estuaries.

There is also a warning in place for the tidal Deben estuary.

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