Gridlock in Ipswich after flooding caused by heavy rain

Cars are able to pass, but slowly

Cars were slowly passing through Wherstead Road in Ipswich after flooding - Credit: Archant

There was heavy traffic in Ipswich after flooding along Wherstead Road resulted in motorists forming lengthy queues in rush hour.

The AA traffic map has said there was flooding under the bridge near Cowell Street.

There is standing flood water underneath the bridge in Wherstead Road, Ipswich

There is standing flood water underneath the bridge in Wherstead Road, Ipswich - Credit: Archant

The map suggested there were queues forming as far back as Stoke Bridge near the town centre and the junction for the A14.

By mid-morning, the traffic had returned to normal levels.

Heavy rain fell in Suffolk overnight and continued into the morning, with the conditions forcing a temporary speed limit to be introduced on the Orwell Bridge just outside of Ipswich.


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