Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Artic gone over a14 Felixstowe bound Orwell truck stop AVOID



Emergency services are currently at the scene of a collision on #A14Eastbound at #Nacton involving a lorry. Both eastbound lanes are blocked at this time. Please avoid the area.




An overturned lorry is stopping all traffic on one side of the A14 in Suffolk, causing massive delays for vehicles heading to Ipswich and Felixstowe.


Suffolk police were called to the scene of the accident on the eastbound carriageway of the A14, just after junction 57 at Nacton, near Ipswich, at 12:36pm.
They found a lorry on its side, blocking both lanes of the carriageway.
Paramedics are also attending the scene but the condition of the lorry driver is not yet known.


As a result of the accident traffic is building into Ravenswood and Nacton.
According to Suffolk Highways the road is expected to be closed until at least 4pm.
The Orwell Bridge has not been affected by the accident, however traffic is moving slowly on the bridge.
The AA Traffic News website says: “Road blocked and slow traffic due to rolled over vehicle on A14 Eastbound from J57 A1189 Nacton Road to J58 A12 (Seven Hills).
“The road is blocked due to an accident which resulted in one of the vehicles to overturn.”
eastbound J57 (Nacton, Priory Heath A1189) to J58 (Lowestoft, Woodbridge A12) near is blocked due to an overturned HGV. are en-route to scene. Further updates will posted shortly (including whether to close the road or not).




The road is in the process of being closed for this incident. The diversion route is detailed here: . Please be aware this diversion route is likely to become heavily congested. Please allow plenty of extra time if planning on travelling in the area.

Highways England have warned drivers that moving the lorry will be a protracted recovery operation Picture: HIGHWAYS ENGLANDOrwell Bridge closed as overturned lorry causes traffic chaos

PUBLISHED: 14:13 05 December 2018 | UPDATED: 14:28 05 December 2018
Highways England have warned drivers that moving the lorry will be a protracted recovery operation Picture: HIGHWAYS ENGLAND

The Orwell Brige is now shut both ways after an overturned lorry stopped all traffic on one side of the A14 in Suffolk, causing massive delays.

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The lorry has totally blocked both lanes of the road. Traffic has parted to allow emergency crews to reach the scene of the accident Picture: HIGHWAYS ENGLAND
Suffolk police were called to the scene of the accident on the eastbound carriageway of the A14, just after junction 57 at Nacton, near Ipswich, at 12.36pm.
They found a lorry on its side, blocking both lanes of the carriageway.
The lorry is fully obstructing both lanes of the road. Picture: HIGHWAYS ENGLAND
Paramedics are also attending the scene but the condition of the lorry driver is not yet known.

As a result of the accident traffic is building into Ravenswood and Nacton.
According to Suffolk Highways the road is expected to be closed until at least 4pm.
The Orwell Bridge is now closed in both directions.
The AA Traffic News website says: “Road blocked and slow traffic due to rolled over vehicle on A14 Eastbound from J57 A1189 Nacton Road to J58 A12 (Seven Hills).
“The road is blocked due to an accident which resulted in one of the vehicles to overturn.”
An East of England Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called at 12.38pm to reports of a road traffic collision on the A14 in Nacton.
“We sent one ambulance, which is currently on the scene.”


Update from Highways England on collision on #A14 Eastbound at #Nactoninvolving a lorry. 
The last of the vehicles caught within the closure are now being turned around via the rear of the queue. Thanks for your patience if you were caught up. We're anticipating the road will remain closed throughout the remainder of the afternoon to facilitate full recovery works. 

#A14 eastbound between J57 (Nacton, Priory Heath) and J58 (Lowestoft, Woodbridge #A12) remains closed. Please be aware there is over 4 miles of slow moving traffic on approach of the closure. Roads in and around #Ipswich are also heavily congested. Allow extra time for your journey.
Photo: Highways England

All vehicles are now on the hard shoulder and traffic has been released. All lanes now open. Just over 3 and a half miles of congestion remains in the area but this should now start to ease.

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