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Vehicles stranded and drivers urged to be careful on roads after flooding in Suffolk

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Residents in some areas of Suffolk are being urged to consider whether they need to travel today with some roads 'nearly impassable' due to flooding.

The police account Suffolk Specials said lots of areas around Suffolk are severely flooded due to the heavy rain this morning and advised people to take care and plan accordingly.

They added that Suffolk Highways are working to help clear the roads so people can get moving again.

Flooding on the B1062 near Homersfield. Picture: Halesworth Police
Flooding on the B1062 near Homersfield. Picture: Halesworth Police

In the Halesworth area, police said they have received reports of vehicles stranded in flood water when they posted on Twitter this morning.

They also posted a picture of a flooded road – the B1062 near Homersfield.

The police said some of the roads were nearly impassable and asked people to consider whether they need to travel.

In the Stowmarket area, police said they had received several reports of roads flooding near or around Needham Lake, Great Finborough and Combs Lane.

They advised people to avoid all flood water and said Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service had been helping to rescue people from flooded areas.

A spokesman added: "Just be safe please."

Earlier this morning, police said the A1088 near the stud farm was flooded but was 'passable with care'.

Firefighters have had a busy couple of days while dealing with flooding, and according to the Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service incident log, have been called to a number of incidents in the last 24 hours.

Yesterday evening, crews attended flooding in The Drift near Bury St Edmunds, Weybread near Harleston, Hoxne, Stradbroke near Eye and Braiseworth.

This morning, firefighters have been working in Mellis, Wetherden, Wattisfield and Hoxne.

It comes after Suffolk Highways closed a key route in Bury St Edmunds last night due to 'severe' flooding and a crash.

There was an emergency closure along the A143 Compeigne Way between the A143 roundabout and Hollow Road roundabout at about 9.40pm.

Drivers were advised to use an alternative route.

The Met Office had warned of the possibility of flooding on Tuesday when they issued a yellow weather warning for rain in Suffolk during Wednesday and into early Thursday.

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