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Traffic chaos to continue on A14 with recovery of lorry to take ‘some time’

PUBLISHED: 18:14 07 January 2020 | UPDATED: 19:14 07 January 2020

A lorry has been recovered after overturning on a roundabout connecting the A140 and the A14. Picture: NSRAPT

A lorry has been recovered after overturning on a roundabout connecting the A140 and the A14. Picture: NSRAPT

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Delays on the A14 are set to continue with the recovery of an overturned lorry set to take “some time”.

Single lorry accident on A140/A14 roundabout at around 9.45am  Picture: NICK BERRYSingle lorry accident on A140/A14 roundabout at around 9.45am Picture: NICK BERRY

Drivers are reporting delays of more than 45 minutes on the A14 after two slip roads were closed to allow the recovery of the lorry which overturned on a roundabout this morning.

Delays were initially caused after the lorry crashed at the roundabout at the junction of the A14 and A140, near Coddenham.

The vehicle was travelling underneath the A14 at junction 51 at 9.50am when it overturned, landing on its side and cracking the windscreen.

It is not thought that the driver sustained any injuries, or that any other vehicles were involved. However, police and paramedics were called to the scene.

A lorry has been recovered after overturning on a roundabout connecting the A140 and the A14. Picture: NSRAPTA lorry has been recovered after overturning on a roundabout connecting the A140 and the A14. Picture: NSRAPT

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A large crane was used to put the lorry back onto its wheels however it is still not able to be moved from the road.

Suffolk police have now said that the slip roads could still be closed for "some time".

The eastbound slip road from the A140 to the A14 was closed shortly after the incident, and a diversion was put in place.

A lorry has been recovered after overturning on a roundabout connecting the A140 and the A14. Picture: NSRAPTA lorry has been recovered after overturning on a roundabout connecting the A140 and the A14. Picture: NSRAPT

Highways England have now also confirmed the closure of the exit slip road from the westbound carriageway of the A14 at junction 51 at Needham Market.

The authority has warned that drivers are experiencing delays of more than 45 minutes, with approximately four miles of congestion on the westbound carriageway.

The slip road will reopen once the lorry has been removed.

The delays on the A14 are also causing significant congestion near to junction 52 at Claydon.

A lorry has been recovered on the roundabout connecting the A14 and the A140. Picture: NSRAPTA lorry has been recovered on the roundabout connecting the A14 and the A140. Picture: NSRAPT

Cars are queuing on the B1113 through Great Blakenham as well as on the Bramford Road.

Two other cars can be seen parked at the scene of the incident.

In July last year, a lorry fell from the A14 onto a roundabout below at Claydon, just one junction from today's accident.

Single lorry accident on A140/A14 roundabout at around 9.45am  Picture: NICK BERRYSingle lorry accident on A140/A14 roundabout at around 9.45am Picture: NICK BERRY


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