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Update: A14 westbound reopens after four-vehicle crash between Shell garage and Orwell Bridge in Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 13:56 05 March 2014 | UPDATED: 13:56 05 March 2014

A four-vehicle crash on the A14 close to the Orwell Bridge has closed one lane westbound, causing rush-hour congestion for commuters.

A four-vehicle crash on the A14 close to the Orwell Bridge has closed one lane westbound, causing rush-hour congestion for commuters.

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A four-vehicle crash on the A14 close to the Orwell Bridge caused delays for morning rush-hour commuters today.

One man is in hospital with neck injuries not thought to be life-threatening after three cars and a van were involved in a collision between the Shell garage and the Orwell Bridge at around 7.45am today.

It prompted heavy congestion for motorists eastbound and westbound on the A14 between the Copdock and Nacton interchanges throughout the morning rush hour.

The vehicles were recovered and the road reopened at 9.35am, a Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said.

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesman said paramedics treated a man in his 40s for neck injuries at the scene.

“He was placed on a spinal board and taken to Ipswich Hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening,” he said.

The accident involved a Vauxhall Vivaro van, a Fiat Panda, a Renault Scenic and a Hyundai i20.

Snow could fall in parts of Suffolk this morning as temperatures dropped overnight.

Trains between London and Norwich are being cancelled this morning as a result of engineering work not having been completed on time.

Police are searching for a 52-year-old man from Leavenheath who has been reported missing.

Police and firefighters were called to a suspected arson attack in Carlton Colville in the early hours of this morning.

Police have arrested a 66-year-old man in connection with an incident that caused armed officers to swoop on Ipswich town centre tonight.

Highways bosses have announced they will be carrying out a series of improvements to the road network across Suffolk and north Essex this week.

Kebab fans will be excited to hear a new fast food outlet that prides itself on making top quality versions of the takeaway staple is opening in Ipswich soon.

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