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UPDATE: Residents urged to report flooding as heavy rain causes problems throughout the county

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Flooding is causing problems on roads throughout the county.

Ballingdon Street in Sudbury has been affected as has New Road in Long Melford.

There have also been reports of large areas of surface water on the A134 between Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds.

Drivers are urged to take caution with roads across the county affected by the heavy rainfall.

In Wattisham 1.6 inches of rain fell between 1am and 7am. The average rainfall for Wattisham in May is two inches.

Further information for people to find about flooding is available at www.suffolk.gov.uk/flooding. You can also report flooding through this channel or by calling 03456 066071.

There is also information on highways drainage at www.suffolk.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/flooding-and-drainage/highway-drainage/.

Information about the Suffolk flood risk management partnership can be viewed at www.greensuffolk.org/about/SFRMP/.

A Suffolk County Council spokesman urged residents to report an incidents of flooding.

“The reports allow us to build up a picture of the flood risk areas and get the funding needed to help our community.

“Without this it’s hard to tell the powers that be that we have the problems.”

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