Suffolk Police continue to respond to incidents relating to the current stormy conditions being experienced by the county.
Among the areas to be affected locally, the power is out in Sturmer.
Haverhill is mostly calm at present with the storm appearing to have moved on.
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Police have dealing with a large volume of calls, the vast majority of which relate to trees falling on road and power/telephone lines coming down.
There have been several reports of trees falling on vehicles.
These include a tree falling on a car on the A134 at Great Cornard (driver uninjured); a tree falling on a car on Belstead Road, Ipswich (driver uninjured); a lorry colliding with a tree on Bury Road, Stanton (minor injury to driver); and a tree falling on a van at Burstall Lane, Sproughton (driver injured).
There have been several reports of damage to property including trees falling on properties at Glamorgan Road and Ramsey Close in Ipswich (no reports of injuries).
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.
The Orwell Bridge remains closed, with diversions in place.
Police would ask people to heed the following advice until the storm fully passes:
– Consider whether your journey is essential.
– 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.