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Tide of sewage floods close

PUBLISHED: 13:05 06 September 2008 | UPDATED: 21:13 05 July 2010

A TIDE of sewage swamped a road in Carlton Colville last night as torrential rains battered parts of Suffolk.

The heavy rains caused a road in Seavert Close to collapse at about 9pm causing sewage and waste to spill into the road.

A TIDE of sewage swamped a road in Carlton Colville last night as torrential rains battered parts of Suffolk.

The heavy rains caused a road in Seavert Close to collapse at about 9pm causing sewage and waste to spill into the road.

Four month pregnant Mary Ritchie rushed out to try and stop the waste flooding into her home.

Thankfully the sewage stopped a few centimetres short of her door.

However, this morning part of the close was still covered in sewage and eight homeowners were unable to leave their properties by car because of the road damage.

One resident was due to travel to Papworth Hospital, in Cambridgeshire, but could not get their vehicle out of the close and had to find alternative travel arrangements.

Anglian Water has told homeowners that its engineers will be out to repair and clear up the damage in the next few hours.

Last night Suffolk police received about a dozen calls relating to heavy flooding on roads in Lowestoft, Beccles and Oulton Broad areas between 8.45pm and 10pm.

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