Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 18°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Ipswich/Wherstead: Lorry causes traffic chaos after parking in ‘wrong direction’ and blocking lane on A137

09:49 13 January 2014

Tailbacks reportedly stretched back to the A14 after police received reports of a lorry blocking a lane on the A137 Wherstead Road at just after 8.15am.

Tailbacks reportedly stretched back to the A14 after police received reports of a lorry blocking a lane on the A137 Wherstead Road at just after 8.15am.

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2011

A scaffolding lorry parked in the “wrong direction” blocked a lane on a main road near Ipswich as commuters suffered a morning of tailbacks this morning.

Tailbacks reportedly stretched back to the A14 after police received reports of a lorry blocking a lane on the A137 Wherstead Road at just after 8.15am.

It caused widespread disruption between the Pannington Hall Lane and the B1456 The Strand junctions and prompted long delays for commuters in Ipswich.

A Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said the scaffolding lorry had been “parking in the wrong direction”. She said officers spoke to the owner of the vehicle who removed it from the road at just after 9am.

2 comments

  • Should have fined him for blocking a public highway. Idiot.

    Report this comment

    NeoGothic

    Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Probably a bunch of pikies without a driving licence nor a brain cell between them.

    Report this comment

    Tractorboy

    Monday, January 13, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Marsden Amner reads a statement on behalf of Jean Wilcox's family outside Colchester Magistrates' Court

Tributes have been paid to a great-grandmother who died in a crash in north Essex.

Emergency services attended the crash

A motorcyclist in his 30s has died after a crash in Lynford, near Thetford last night.

Ed Sheeran on the Main Stage at the Isle of Wight Festival. Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Songs by Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran have proved the most popular among airport passengers after being included on a playlist designed to provide a “positive distraction” through security search areas.

Dog-friiendly days out

Looking for a family day out for you and your four-legged friends? See our list of ten top dog-friendly days out in Suffolk.

Police are searching for the woman

Police are searching for a 48-year-old woman from Lowestoft who has gone missing.

An Abellio Greater Anglia train

Engineering work is taking place on the rail line between Norwich and Ipswich today.

The service will help people suffering with depression

A new service offering people easier access to support for anxiety, stress and depression, as well as advice on wellbeing, launches next week.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24