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A14 closed for over five hours after serious crash between two lorries

PUBLISHED: 14:26 25 August 2020 | UPDATED: 16:28 25 August 2020

The A14 closed after two lorries collided  Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

The A14 closed after two lorries collided Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

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Traffic chaos is expected on the A14 for the rest of the day after a serious crash between two lorries near Bury St Edmunds caused the road to be closed for several hours.

Traffic has built up at the site of a serious crash on the A14 near Moreton Hall, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: CHARLOTTE BONDTraffic has built up at the site of a serious crash on the A14 near Moreton Hall, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

Suffolk police were called to the scene at 9.43am today (Tuesday, August 25), on the A14 eastbound at Moreton Hall, to reports of a serious road accident.

It is not yet known how many vehicles were involved in the crash or if anyone has been injured.

UPDATE: Man dies as two lorries collide on A14

The eastbound carriageway is completely closed from junction 43 to 45 and is expected to stay closed for several hours, police say.

The westbound carriageway was closed but reopened at around 11am.

Drivers have been advised to avoid the area and have been reminded by police it is an offence to film while driving.

Lorry drivers queuing at the scene, many of whom have been waiting for several hours, have reportedly been told they are still facing long delays before the road can be reopened.

Cyrille Bouche, councillor for Moreton Hall ward in Bury St Edmunds, said: “As far as I’m concerned, the A14 is usually fine.

“We sometimes have issues with lorries in the Moreton Hall Estate.

“The A14 is a very busy road, but it’s usually safe.”

Any witnesses – including anyone with dashcam footage of the incident - are asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101, quoting reference CAD 71 of August 25.


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