The main road through Coddenham has been closed due to "severe flooding" as forecasters predict further rainfall.

Suffolk Highways has introduced the emergency closure along Lower Road and Spring Lane in Coddenham following the downpour.

Ipswich Star: Spring Lane in Coddenham is completely flooded and has been closed as a result.Spring Lane in Coddenham is completely flooded and has been closed as a result. (Image: Sarah Lucy Brown)

A diversion route will be in place for the duration of the closure, which is yet to be confirmed.

The closure comes after flood alerts were issued across Suffolk and north Essex as forecasters predict rain to fall over the weekend.

Ipswich Star: Flooding in Coddenham, Suffolk.Flooding in Coddenham, Suffolk. (Image: Sarah Lucy Brown)

The government has issued alerts for the Thorpeness Hundred, Deben, Lark, Gipping, Colne and upper Stour, with minor flooding possible on low-level roads.

Roads underwater as Suffolk floods

Forecasters have said there is a low chance of further rainfall on Thursday, but Friday is set to be wet and windy.

There is even a chance of snow at the weekend, with the wet weather set to continue into next week.

Ipswich Star: Previous flooding in Coddenham last year (stock picture)Previous flooding in Coddenham last year (stock picture) (Image: SARAH LUCY BROWN)