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Update: One lane of the A14 remains closed near Woolpit after road surface breaks-up in the hot weather - Highways Agency on way at 8pm

PUBLISHED: 16:41 26 July 2014 | UPDATED: 10:37 27 July 2014

A road is closed in Haverhill because of fallen cables

A road is closed in Haverhill because of fallen cables

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One lane of the A14 has been closed for more than three hours after the road surface began to break-up in today’s intense heat.

The outside lane on the westbound carriageway was closed between J49, A1308 Stowmarket and J47, A1088 Woolpit earlier this afternoon.

A Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said the Highways Agency was on route to repair the road at 8pm.

It followed reports that the lane was covered in lots of debris, with one police report stating the surface “had exploded” due to the hot weather.

A 50-year-old man from Cambridgeshire who was arrested after a fatal crash on the A140 on Tuesday will appear in court tomorrow to face dangerous driving charges.

Emergency services including firefighters, police and paramedics are at the scene of a serious crash in Lowestoft.

An Essex father who threw a corrosive liquid at a teenager outside a popular restaurant in Walton-on-the-Naze will now face years behind bars.

A jealous Suffolk man who fired a BB gun at a car after finding text messages from the vehicle’s owner on his partner’s phone has been jailed for ten months.

A group of men from London are facing drugs charges and money laundering offences after a police chase on the A14 at the weekend.

A former geography teacher from Essex says that schoolchildren should be taught more about what to do if a natural disaster occurs after getting caught up in the earthquake which hit Kos last week.

Drivers heading home from work in west Suffolk this evening could face long delays on the A11 after a lorry tipped over on the southbound carriageway near Barton Mills.

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