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Ipswich/A14: Morning of misery for commuters as A14 crashes involving seven cars cause widespread disruption

PUBLISHED: 09:31 05 February 2014 | UPDATED: 09:32 05 February 2014

A multi-vehicle crash involving up to six vehicles at the Copdock Interchange and a single-vehicle incident at the Wherstead Interchange have caused the widespread disruption during the morning rush-hour.

A multi-vehicle crash involving up to six vehicles at the Copdock Interchange and a single-vehicle incident at the Wherstead Interchange have caused the widespread disruption during the morning rush-hour.

Heavy congestion and tailbacks are being reported on the A14 and across Ipswich this morning following a series of accidents.

A multi-vehicle crash involving up to six vehicles at the Copdock Interchange and a single-vehicle incident at the Wherstead Interchange have caused the widespread disruption during the morning rush-hour.

No injuries have been reported, a Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said.

It reportedly brought sections of the A14, A137 and key routes in to Ipswich town centre to a standstill.

The crash involving between five and six cars took place at just after 7.50am eastbound at junction 55 at on the A1214 at the Copdock Interchange.

Meanwhile a white Audi careered in to a central reservation on the A137 Wherstead Interchange, southbound between junction 56 on the A14 and Station Road, at 7.25am, the force spokesman added.

Pockets of localised flooding have also been reported in the Copdock area. It comes after a night and morning of stormy weather featuring thunderstorms and hail storms.

Stowmarket Road in Great Blakenham was closed on Saturday night after a car left the road and crashed into a house.

Police have named the van driver who died in an accident on the Orwell Bridge on Friday as 67-year-old Michael (Mick) Rayner from Essex.

A new customer service office has opened in Sudbury as Babergh and Mid Suffolk councils prepare to move their main operations to Ipswich where they will share Suffolk’s Endeavour House headquarters.

Road crews from Highways England will be working at the following sites on East Anglia’s busiest roads over the next week – so this is where drivers can expect to find delays:

Colchester MP Will Quince was visibly moved as the House of Commons passed a new law giving parents the right to compassionate leave from work after suffering the tragedy of stillbirth.

The snooker area at Bears Pool & Snooker Club in Ipswich has now opened following the venue relaunch this summer.

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