A14 road chaos hits county

SUFFOLK: Part of the county was brought to a standstill as numerous problems caused havoc on the A14.

SUFFOLK: Part of the county was brought to a standstill as numerous problems caused havoc on the A14.

Road users were left facing major tailbacks as collisions, broken down vehicles and falling trees caused mammoth delays last night .

Emergency services were called to the busy stretch of road, after receiving reports of a collision between two cars near Haughley at 5.53pm last night.

The crash, which is believed to have involved a black Nissan, caused one man to suffer from head injuries.


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Firefighters from Ixworth and Debenham were also called to the scene to assist. However the injured man had been released from the vehicle prior to their arrival.

The man, whose injuries are not believed to be serious, was then taken to West Suffolk Hospital by the East of England Ambulance Service.

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The incident caused major problems on the roads and a spokesman for Suffolk police said that traffic was queuing for up to two miles.

A broken down vehicle also caused chaos for commuters after blocking one lane of the eastbound carriageway on the Orwell Bridge for over an hour.

The surrounding area became gridlocked due to the car which broke down at just before 5pm, causing queues though to the Copdock Interchange.

Problems continued throughout the night after a fallen tree caused minor delays on the A14 between Stowmarket and Elmswell.

Did the A14 problems cause chaos for you? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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