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28 October 2013, 08:30
One of the worst storms in years is making it's way across the country to hit East Anglia.
Last night all Greater Anglia Trains were cancelled until 0900 this morning on the advice of network rail. The train companies will have extra staff on duty this morning making sure the tracks are clear of any debris.
The Orwell Bridge A14 at Ipswich has been closed to all traffic between J55-J58 because of the high winds and drivers are being advised to use the diversions.
The Met Office is advising the worst of the weather should hit the region between 0800 and 1200 this morning. There is a severe amber weather warning of wind for Suffolk and Norfolk. As well as an exceptionally windy spell across the southern parts of the UK, persistent, heavy rain could cause some surface water flooding. There is the risk of falling trees as well as damage to buildings, bringing disruption to transport.Until 12:00 on 28th October.
Both Suffolk and Norfolk police have issued the following advice to people in both counties:
'People should consider whether any journey they intend to take is essential. If you do venture out you should be mindful that flying debris, gusts of high wind and obstructions will make regular journeys and outdoor activities more dangerous. In particular it would be safer wherever possible to steer clear of sea fronts and quays.
At the same time as considering your own preparation it’s an opportunity to act as a good neighbour if you know an elderly or vulnerable person who might need some help.
With strong winds predicted, there may be disruption to a number of roads and closure notices and diversions will be signposted. Officers will be working hard to minimise the impact of this during the day.'
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