Suffolk Police continue to respond to incidents relating to the current stormy conditions being experienced by the county.
Police have taken nearly 200 weather-related calls between 8am and 9am.
On an average day, they take around 500 calls in 24 hours.
The vast majority of these relate to trees across roads and power lines coming down.
Incidents of note include the following:
– a lorry has overturned on the Street at Mendlesham.
– a double-decker bus overturning into a field in Coram Street, Hadleigh.
All passengers are off the bus but the driver is being treated for injuries.
– several incidents of trees coming down onto cars.
The Orwell Bridge remains closed, with diversions in place.
Police would ask people to heed the following advice:
– Consider whether your journey is essential. Weather conditions at the present time are extremely hazardous as the storm crosses Suffolk
– Flying debris, gusts of high winds and obstructions will make journeys and outdoor activities more dangerous.
– If you have to travel, consider your mode of transport. Motorbikes and bicycles are particularly vulnerable in high cross winds.
A storm of this severity has the potential to overturn high-sided vehicles and caravans
– Steer clear of sea fronts and quays. High winds will also give large waves and spray along the coasts. Avoid woodland, beaches and exposed headlands.
– Consider how to minimise risk to yourself, your family and your property – and be a good neighbour if you know an elderly or vulnerable person who might need some help.
– Keep yourself up-to-date with the latest information by visiting the Met Office website or by tuning in to their local radio and TV news broadcasts – and, for travel information, monitor websites for local transport providers.
For all the latest news see Thursday’s (October 31) Echo.