May 20 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
A STRETCH of the A14 has been reopened after recovery teams removed a jackknifed lorry from the carriageway, police have said.
Three separate accidents were dealt with by Suffolk police, but a spokeswoman for the force said motorists could expect delays throughout the morning.
Recovery teams are at the eastbound carriageway of the A14 at Trimley St Martin where a lorry crashed earlier this morning.
The carriagways were closed at 9.30am at junction 59 for Kirton while the lorry was recovered. It has now reopened.
Earlier another lorry crashed on the A1070 at Hintlesham.
The police spokeswoman said recovery teams are currently at the scene.
The most recent accident happened at 6.30am at the Seven Hills junction of the A12 and A14.
A police spokesman said a lorry crashed through the central reservation and came to a rest lying on top of the barrier.
The lorry has now been removed from the road, but the Highways Agency are at the scene to repair the broken central reservation.
No-one is thought to have been injured in the accidents.
The police spokesman said: “It seems the weather has been far worse in the east of the county compared to the west.
“Part of the A12, between Seven Hills and Martlesham is down to a single lane and motorists will face tailbacks as a result of the accident at Seven Hills.
“It is likely to take a while to clear the road, because the lorry has gone over the safety barrier and is lying on top of it.”
One motorist travelling from Felixstowe into Ipswich said there are long tailbacks towards the Seven Hills junction from Ipswich.
He said traffic is crawling into Ipswich’s town centre in “treacherous” conditions.
Another driver said large amounts of snow have blown on to Foxhall Road, Ipswich, close to the recycling centre, making conditions “hazardous”.
Meanwhile one reader said cars were being forced to turn back, struggling with the hill in Pin Mill Road on the Shotley peninsula.
There are reports of delays on all the major routes into Ipswich as a result of the accidents.