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A12 in Suffolk shut as flooding causes chaos on major roads

PUBLISHED: 08:42 27 November 2019 | UPDATED: 15:55 27 November 2019

Flooding is causing major issues across Suffolk this morning. File picture. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Flooding is causing major issues across Suffolk this morning. File picture. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Sarah Lucy Brown

One lane of the A12 near Woodbridge was coned off this morning as flooding continues to cause chaos across Suffolk.

Drivers reported that part of the A12 southbound, near Farlingaye High School, was closed causing traffic to slow down on approach.

It has since re-opened to motorists.

The A131 in Bulmer Tye, near Sudbury, was also closed in both directions due to a fallen tree.

The route which connects Great Bealings and Little Bealings, through Boot Street, was also completely flooded.

Motorists faced huge delays on the approach to the A14 westbound closure between Copdock and Claydon, also due to flooding.

There were long queues back past the Orwell Bridge with delays of up 40 minutes.

Weatherquest forecasters predicted more outbreaks of rain this morning, which will be heavy at times.

They tweeted: "East Anglia today (will be) cloudy with outbreaks of rain in the morning, heavy at times. Turning drier over the south of the region with sunny spells, but the risk of a few showers. Cloud and showery rain lingering in the north of the region.

"Light and variable winds. Max 11C."

Drivers also faced delays due to heavy flooding near the Bury St Edmunds rugby club, near the A134. The area surrounding the BP garage was waterlogged, witnesses said.

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