The number of weather-related calls being received by Suffolk Constabulary is reducing rapidly as the storm-force conditions of this morning head across the North Sea.
However, officers are still receiving reports of trees blocking roads and debris on the ground – and would continue to urge members of the public to exercise caution
Advice continues to be:
– Only make journeys if you have to. If you are on the roads, be mindful that gusts of high winds may have caused damage to properties or obstructions which could make journeys and outdoor activities more dangerous.
– If you are travelling, consider your mode of transport.
Motorbikes and bicycles are particularly vulnerable in high cross winds.
– Steer clear of sea fronts and quays.
High winds cause large waves and spray along the coasts.
Avoid woodland, beaches and exposed headlands.
Suffolk Police would like to thank members of the public for following safety advice issued during the course of the last 24 hours and, in several cases, for helping clear debris from local roads after trees came down and coming to the assistance of other residents and motorists in need.
Among the areas to be affected locally, the power is out in Sturmer.
There have also been reports of trees falling along the A1307 and A143 earlier.
Haverhill is mostly calm at present with the storm appearing to have moved on.
If you are affected by the storm, get in touch on e-mail or to @JackTappin on Twitter
For all the latest news see Thursday’s (October 31) Echo.