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Ipswich: Storm 2013

This page will contain weather related reports and be updated until the situation subsides.

The expected storm didn’t hit the Ipswich area until breakfast time on Monday morning. Our region seems to have got off lighter than originally predicted, but the high winds certainly caused problems.

We have been keeping people up to date as events unfolded via our Twitter feed @ipswich24mag and thank you to so many of you for sending in your photos and details of road closures etc. The Orwell Bridge and A14 was closed on Sunday evening and remained closed for Monday morning NOW REOPEN.

11:49: Parks and cemeteries in Ipswich will remain closed at least for the rest of the day.

The Orwell Bridge is now re-opened.

Services at the Crematorium are going ahead, with people attending them being guided by Council staff.

Bin collections were taking place throughout the town but were delayed in some areas by traffic congestion. The advice to residents is: if your bin isn’t emptied today please leave it out for collection tomorrow. Any rubbish that has been strewn from bins by the high winds can be reported to the Cleaner Ipswich Hotline 01473 433000, cleaner.ipswich@ipswich.gov.uk.


11:10 Greater Anglia have stated that none of their trains will operate for the remainder of Monday 28th, this will enable them to check for possible damage.


11:05 Suffolk Food Hall is offering Free tea/coffee for anyone without power


Update 11.00 Mon – Thompson & Morgan call centre without power so currently closed.

Colchester Castle Park closed due to damage to trees

Ipswich Buses Number 6 currently stuck up Duke Street/Landseer Road — delays up to 1 hour expected

Dance East is currently closed due to the damage to The Mill


We’re posting some of the pictures below as well… Trees down in Spring Road by @ipswichpolice …..Roof damage at Gaskell Place by @mmipswichjag ….. Damage to The Mill on the Waterfront by @Nickie_Holford ….. Lamppost and debris from The Mill on College Street thanks to @jools_howes





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