The A14 Orwell Bridge is closed westbound due to strong winds between J57 A1189 (Nacton) and J56 A137 (Wherstead Interchange).
The bridge is closed both ways, but westbound traffic can join at J56 Wherstead. Only the eastbound closure is as far back as Copdock.
The show must go on despite the weather for a panto cast in Clacton who were trapped on a road blocked by a tree.
Stormy weather has cut power to 11,000 homes in the Anglia region on Christmas Eve.
Train services across the Anglia region are facing delays and cancellation as strong winds and heavy rain take their toll.