Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 11°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Three vehicles suffer blowouts in less than 30 minutes on A14 near Stowupland

14:38 14 March 2016

A14. Stock photo

A14. Stock photo

A lorry, car and a caravan have suffered tyre blowouts on the A14 within minutes of each other.

Officers were called to the scene at around 1.38pm.

The eastbound stretch of road near junction 50 (A1120 Stowupland) is partially blocked.

The lorry has now been removed from the road but the car and caravan remain at the scene while they wait for recovery teams to arrive.

There are no injuries but the vehicles have experienced varying degrees of damage.

A police spokesman said there may be material on the road which may be causing the blowouts.

“Officers on the scene are conducting a thorough search of the road to determine what is causing the tyre damage”, the spokesman added.


  • Don't talk to me about potholes - With all the money SCC Highways have saved NOT having to salt the roads in the mildest winter on record you'd think they could repair our terrible roads. The drivers should send their repair bills to the Highways department.

    Report this comment


    Tuesday, March 15, 2016

  • Do they mean they had all had a very good lunch?

    Report this comment


    Monday, March 14, 2016

  • Could it possibly be one of the millions of potholes on our roads?

    Report this comment

    Mary Mary

    Monday, March 14, 2016

  • Do you mean punctures?

    Report this comment


    Monday, March 14, 2016

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

Sir David Attenborough reopened the Abberton Reservoir for Essex and Suffolk Water and Essex Wildlife Trust. The reservoir has had an enormous amount of work done to it as a reservoir and as a wildlife habitat.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust today launches an ambitious £1million public appeal as part of a land purchase plan that is on a scale “unprecedented” in the nature charity’s long history.

Abnormal loads will be making their way along the roads of Suffolk over the next two weeks

Motorists in Suffolk are being warned to watch out for traffic delays as three abnormal loads slowly make their way along the county’s roads over the next two weeks.

Rebecca Haley

A girl from Stowmarket who attended a top private school in North Norfolk had watched a television series which featured depression and suicide before being found dead, an inquest heard.

The Oasis English Language Centre is based in Burlington Road, Ipswich.

Volunteer teachers are working to transform the lives of migrants and refugees in the most deprived areas of Ipswich as part of a newly established charity.

An agricultural vehicle broken down on a roundabout on the A12 near Martlesham. Photo: Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Team/Twitter

There is slow traffic on the A12 in Suffolk this afternoon because of a broken down vehicle.

Bury St Edmunds Conservative constituency candidates at the King Edward VI School last night for the election that will see the winner fight the next general election.
James Cleverly

Essex MP James Cleverly has said he will back the expansion of Heathrow despite being a long term critic of the plan.

Frankel welcomes guests to Newmarket National Heritage Centre

Her Majesty The Queen is to officially open the new £15million National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art in the Suffolk town of Newmarket, where many of her own horses are trained and stabled.

Most read

Great Days Out


Click here to view
the Great Days Out


Most commented


Show Job Lists


Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24