Storm Ciaran Advice

A new storm is set to bring a period of wet and windy weather to Suffolk overnight Wednesday 1st November and throughout Thursday 2nd November 2023.

Weather warnings
Get the latest weather warnings from the Met Office.

The Orwell Bridge
Closures of the Orwell bridge are authorised by National Highways.  You can find out the latest information relating to the Orwell bridge by visiting

The following Twitter feeds also provide any late changes to closures and also any national or South East information:

Other roads in Suffolk
You can find out more information about road closures by visiting

You can also get the latest information by following Suffolk Highways on Twitter

Report a Fallen Tree online
Report a fallen or overhanging tree or hedge in Suffolk quickly and easily online. Link to Highways Reporting Tool

Please report a fallen or overhanging tree as per below:

  • it poses an immediate danger to public safety – call 0345 606 6171
  • on a trunk road in Suffolk  – call the Highways England Information Line on 0300 123 5000

School Closures
Decisions about whether schools close are made by the schools themselves. Please check with your school directly, they should be able to give you more information.
You can also check school closures on

Power cuts
For help about power cuts – call 105 or go to

Suffolk Prepared
Find out more information on how you can plan ahead to deal with emergency situations from the Suffolk Resilience Forum.

Six things you can do to prepare for an emergency (