Storms cause flash floods across county

THUNDER storms and heavy downpours descended on Suffolk tonight and caused flash floods across the county.

THUNDER storms and heavy downpours descended on Suffolk tonight and caused flash floods across the county.

The stormy conditions also led to a crash on the A14 in which a car ended up on its roof and a woman had to be cut free from the wreckage,

The accident happened on the eastbound carriageway close to the Rougham/Beyton junction at 9.10pm.

Fire crews from Bury St Edmunds and Elmswell were called to the scene and had to free a female casualty using hydraulic cutting equipment.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said precise details of her injuries were not known but they were not believed to be life threatening.

“The car has left the road and overturned,” she said. “We believe it is because of the heavy rain - people are not driving to the conditions.”

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She said they had received a number of calls from members of the public across the county reporting flash floods.

“The Highways Agency is out in force,” she said. “There is a lot of flash flooding. It's difficult to say where it is because we have had calls sporadically from all over the county.”