Part of the A140 will be closed overnight.

Suffolk Highways has announced that the A140 will be closed at Thwaite from 9pm on Thursday evening.

The emergency blockage will allow teams time to clear surface water flooding.

The road will be reopened by 4am on Friday morning at the latest, Suffolk Highways said.

READ MORE: B1117 Halesworth Road in Heveningham closed due to flooding

The news follows a number of other closures due to flooding across the county.

The B1117 Halesworth Road in Heveningham has been closed “until further notice” due to surface water flooding.

A lane was closed on the A12 in Woodbridge earlier on Thursday evening while teams cleared surface water from the road.

Twenty tankers of surface water were also pumped from Bardwell Road in Barningham, near Bury St Edmunds, in the afternoon.

Part of the A14 in Newmarket was also closed due to the rain.