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Police advise motorists to take care on flooded roads in Suffolk

09:16 07 February 2014

Flooding on the A143 / B1066 just outside Bury, between Bury and Horringer.

Flooding on the A143 / B1066 just outside Bury, between Bury and Horringer.

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Motorists are being advised to take care on Suffolk’s roads after a prolonged period of heavy rain overnight.

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There are reports of heavy flooding and standing water in many parts of the county.

Among the roads affected in north Suffolk with standing water including the A12 at Wrentham and Yoxford and the A1120 (Hackney Road) at Peasenhall.

West Suffolk appears to be the most affected with flooding reported on the A143 Wratting Road, Haverhill, near to the A604 The Pightle junction; A143 Bury Road, Stanton, at the B111 Barningham Road; A1088 Ixworth and Bull Lane, Long Melford.

A police spokesman said: “Motorists are advised to take the following precautions especially during heavy bursts of rain where the roads become flooded and spray becomes a hazard to road users.

■ Reduce your speed

■ Use dipped headlights

■ Increase your distance from the vehicle in front and be prepared to move further back if your visibility gets worse

■ Make sure your windscreen wipers are in good working order

■ Beware of slippery road surfaces, especially if the rain follows a long dry spell

■ Watch out for standing water and areas of flooding

■ Do not drive through flooded areas as it unknown how deep the water could be.

Further information about road safety can be found on the Suffolk Police website www.suffolk.pnn.police.uk

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