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Bury St Edmunds emergency road closure on A143 Compiegne Way remains as repair works scheduled





A flooded key route in Suffolk will undergo repairs after an emergency road closure was put in place due to 'ongoing issues'.

The A143 Compiegne Way near Bury St Edmunds was closed off shortly after 7am today due to severe flooding.

Suffolk Highways said the road would be shut off until further notice.

Compiegne Way in Bury St Edmunds flooded this morning. Picture: Suffolk Highways
Compiegne Way in Bury St Edmunds flooded this morning. Picture: Suffolk Highways

A spokeswoman for the body said it hoped the route would be open again by Monday.

Flooding along the route was caused after drainage pumps, which would take water to the nearby river, failed, the authority added.

Repair work has been scheduled for March 20.

A spokesperson for Suffolk Highways said: ‘‘We recognise there are ongoing issues with the drainage along Compiegne Way.

"There are pumps in place which clear the water into the nearby river, unfortunately the pumps have failed, which has caused some flooding.

"We have installed an emergency road closure to keep the public safe whilst we attend with tankers to clear the water.

“Repairs to the drainage pumps are scheduled to begin on 20 March, in the meantime we apologise for any inconvenience this is causing.”