A14 crash causes major congestion

RUSH-hour motorists faced major delays this evening following an accident on the A14.

Ipswich's fragile road network was brought to its knees once again as jaded rush hour commuters faced yet more congestion misery.

A single-car crash on the A14 caused huge disruption tonight as diverted traffic flooded into a gridlocked town centre.

The bumper-to-bumper delays were exacerbated by a mysterious road closure in Heath Road, which neither police or the council could explain.

The section of the road affected was close to the Woodbridge Road roundabout.

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Emergency services were called to the Felixstowe-bound carriageway of the A14 near the Nacton turn off shortly before 5pm after a silver Peugeot 106 overturned.

Both lanes of the road were initially closed at Wherstead on the approach to the Orwell Bridge causing severe delays at one of the busiest periods of the day.

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One lane was opened soon after as vehicle recovery took place, by which time significant tailbacks had built up, with traffic stretching as far as Sproughton.

The chaos deepened shortly after 6pm when a vehicle broke down on the Stowmarket-bound carriageway of the A14 at the Nacton Interchange, causing further disruption.

By around 7.30pm both problems had been cleared and traffic eased.

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