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A14 reopens after lorry smashes through central reservation

PUBLISHED: 20:17 21 October 2019 | UPDATED: 21:48 21 October 2019

The lorry which crashed through the central reservation, closing the A14. Picture: HIGHWAYS ENGLAND

The lorry which crashed through the central reservation, closing the A14. Picture: HIGHWAYS ENGLAND

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The A14 has reopened after a lorry crashed through the central reservation, closing the road for nearly four hours.

The A14 is closed near Newmarket after a lorry smashed through the central reservation. Picture: HIGHWAYS ENGLANDThe A14 is closed near Newmarket after a lorry smashed through the central reservation. Picture: HIGHWAYS ENGLAND

Suffolk police were called at around 4.30pm today to reports that a lorry had jack-knifed and had gone through the barriers separating the two carriageways between junction 38 at Waterhill and junction 39 at Kentford.

The road was closed between eastbound between J37 and J39 and westbound between J39 and J38 while officers waited for recovery to remove the vehicle.

It is understood that no one was injured in the crash.

The incident caused traffic chaos on the road and in surrounding towns and villages. Cars queued back up miles on both carriageways.

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The road remained closed for nearly four hours while the lorry was removed and emergency repairs were made t the central barrier.

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