East: Travel Disruption Because Of Winds

Here is a list of all the latest travel information and services affected by high winds.


  • Despite reopening there are still long delays on the Orwell Bridge and routes around the A14 near Ipswich after the bridge was shut for most of the afternoon.


  • First Buses has tweeted: The #X1 will continue to operate through to Peterborough tonight but subject to delay due to trees down & high winds in some areas.


  • The Orwell Bridge has now reopened


  • In Norwich the A1042 Yarmouth Road is partially blocked due to fallen tree at Boundary Lane.


  • Trains from Norwich to Cambridge are being delayed because of a tree down at Shippea Hill near Ely.  Trains from Ipswich to Cambridge will start to improve after an early tree down at Kennett was cleared.


  • A1066 both ways blocked, delays due to fallen tree at Rushford in Norfolk


  • Norfolk Police tweet: Motorists warned to take care on the county’s roads in the strong winds and heavy rain - ow.ly/typBr


  • St Edmundsbury Police tweet: A143 Gt Barton - Road now clear!


  • St Edmundsbury Police tweet: Now starting to get reports of trees down in the rural area - latest report is tree on A143 Great Barton near the Bunbury Arms partial block


  • Suffolk Police tweet: Motorists warned of trees & branches down on many roads in #Suffolk. Please slow down & take care on the roads. #Suffolkroads


  • The Orwell Bridge has been closed and will remain shut until at least 5pm this evening
  • Trains between Ipswich and Cambridge have been delayed or cancelled because of a fallen tree on the line
  • Police warn people to drive with care and the fire service in Suffolk have put another warning out to tell people not to drive in flooded roads.
  • Parks and cemeteries have been closed around Ipswich

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