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Suffolk Highways cleans out nearly 2,000 drains across Suffolk following major floods





A total of 1,929 drains have been cleaned after Suffolk was hit with heavy rain last week causing severe flooding.

Suffolk Highways confirmed this figure on X, formerly Twitter, as teams head to Horringer and Whelnetham in Bury St Edmunds and the east of Sudbury to clean out more gullies this week.

The post said: “Please help us to complete these essential works by not parking where no parking cones are in place.”

A total of 1,929 gullies have been cleaned across Suffolk last week. Picture: Suffolk Highways
A total of 1,929 gullies have been cleaned across Suffolk last week. Picture: Suffolk Highways

The works come after roads flooded near Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket and in Framlingham last week and some flood warnings are still in place as river levels remain high.

This includes the River Stour from Sudbury to Stratford St Mary and Dedham, the Little Ouse River from Rickinghall to Hockwold and the River Thet from Attleborough to Thetford.

The River Lark from Sicklesmere to Isleham has been removed from the flood alert list due to levels being well below the risk threshold as of this morning.