Tuesday, 21 January 2020

A14 set to be CLOSED until 3pm as HGV crash causes traffic chaos


The A14 has reopened after a crash between two HGVs blocked the road for more than four hours.



Police are at the scene of a collision on The Strand Picture: THE BUS SHELTER IPSWICH/JAY HORNSBY

The A14 will be closed until lunch after a jack-knifed lorry has blocked the road following a crash this morning.


A lorry crash over the Orwell Bridge is causing traffic chaos. Picture: AA
Suffolk police were initially called to reports that two HGVs had collided on the A14 at 6am and have now confirmed that the road will likely be closed until while the lorries are recovered. 
The road is closed westbound, between junction 57 at Nacton Heath and junction 56 at Wherstead.
Debris is scattered across the road and Highways England officials are on their way to the scene to assist with clearing the road, saying there has been an oil spillage on the road.
They suggest the road could be closed until 12.30pm. 
The A14 is closed westbound after a jack-knifed lorry has blocked the road. Picture: HIGHWAYS ENGLAND
The closure is causing traffic chaos across Ipswich, with drivers reporting long delays on nearly every other major route in and out of the town. 
There are also long delays on the A14, with traffic queueing for miles back to junction 58 - the Seven Hills roundabout.
Westbound motorists have been advised to take junction 58 through Ipswich and onto the Copdock interchange. 
There has also been a two vehicle crash underneath the Orwell Bridge in The Strand. 
The crash has closed the Ipswich-bound carriageway of the road and an ambulance has been called to the scene. However, there are not believed to be any serious injuries. 
There are also traffic problems on many roads across Ipswich. 
There are long delays in Wherstead Road, Nacton Road and Felixstowe Road, as well as London Road and Norwich Road. 
Drivers are also recording delays on the A12 northbound at Copdock.


Dock spur out of Felixstowe

A lorry has jack-knifed after a crash on the A14. Picture: GO FREIGHT TRANSPORT
A lorry has jack-knifed after a crash on the A14. Picture: GO FREIGHT TRANSPORT

The A14 is set to be closed until 3pm after a jack-knifed lorry has blocked the road following a crash this morning.


A lorry has jack-knifed on the A14 causing long delays. Picture: HIGHWAYS ENGLAND
Suffolk police were initially called to reports that two HGVs had collided on the A14 at 6am and have now confirmed that the road will likely be closed until while the lorries are recovered. 
The road is closed westbound, between junction 57 at Nacton Heath and junction 56 at Wherstead.
Debris is scattered across the road and Highways England officials are on their way to the scene to assist with clearing the road, saying there has been an oil spillage on the road.
The Highways England website suggests the road could be closed until 3pm. 
A lorry has jack-knifed on the A14 causing long delays. Picture: HIGHWAYS ENGLAND
The driver of one of the lorries has been taken to hospital for a check up however he is not believed to be seriously injured. 
The closure is causing traffic chaos across Ipswich, with drivers reporting long delays on nearly every other major route in and out of the town. 
There are also long delays on the A14, with traffic queueing for miles back to junction 58 - the Seven Hills roundabout.
A lorry has jack-knifed on the A14 causing long delays. Picture: HIGHWAYS ENGLAND
Westbound motorists have been advised to take junction 58 through Ipswich and onto the Copdock interchange. 
There has also been a two vehicle crash underneath the Orwell Bridge in The Strand. 
The crash has closed the Ipswich-bound carriageway of the road and an ambulance has been called to the scene. However, there are not believed to be any serious injuries. 
There are also traffic problems on many roads across Ipswich. 
A lorry has jack-knifed on the A14 causing long delays. Picture: HIGHWAYS ENGLAND
There are long delays in Wherstead Road, Nacton Road and Felixstowe Road, as well as London Road and Norwich Road. 
Drivers are also recording delays on the A12 northbound at Copdock.
The A14 is closed westbound after a jack-knifed lorry has blocked the road. Picture: HIGHWAYS ENGLAND
A lorry crashwhich has closed a carriageway on the A14 has caused traffic chaos across Ipswich. Picture: AA
Police are at the scene of a collision on The Strand Picture: THE BUS SHELTER IPSWICH/JAY HORNSBY
#A14 J57 to J56 westbound remains closed due to a collision, @NSRAPT on scene, recovery en route and area team en route to deal with a severe spillage #Nacton #OrwellBridge

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