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Windy weather brings problems for Bury St Edmunds market

The Bury market struggles with the bad weather.

The Bury market struggles with the bad weather.

Stormy winds this afternoon lead to many stallholders on Bury St Edmunds market packing up early after severe weather warnings were issued for East Anglia.

Stallholders began to pack away at 2.30pm after winds picked up. The Orwell Bridge has been closed as has the Queen Elizabethg Bridge at the Dartford Crossing.

St Edmundsbury Borough Council says it is monitoring the situation but had not taken steps to close any of its parks at this stage.

Darren Old from the Bury Market Traders Association said a couple of stallholders had packed up this morning and many packing up after winds of 60mph had been predicted.

The Butter Market was the most severely affected with no stalls seen between Abbeygate Street and Marks and Spencer. Stallholders had also struggled on Saturday as well said Mr Old.

By 4pm today hardly a stall remained in the Market Place as one of the pictures taken by photographer Roger Arbon shows. And at around this time the sun came out!

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