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Lorry and overturned trailer blocked A14

PUBLISHED: 07:23 11 February 2019 | UPDATED: 10:07 11 February 2019

The A14 is delayed westbound near Stowmarket and Stowupland Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The A14 is delayed westbound near Stowmarket and Stowupland Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Sarah Lucy brown

A lorry collided with an overturned trailer that came loose from its car on the A14 in the early hours of this morning.

Around 4.45am on Monday, February 11, a lorry collided with a trailer on the A14 near Stowmarket, on the westbound carriageway near junction 50.

The road was completely blocked in both directions for a time while trailer debris was cleared away but has now reopened.

There were no injuries reported and the drivers of the lorry and the car, a Ford mondeo, left the scene in their vehicles.

Suffolk Constabulary called for a recovery vehicle remove the trailer and debris, which was obstructing one lane of traffic up to 8am.

The AA Traffic map received this report around 5.45am: “One lane blocked and very slow traffic due to accident on A14 Westbound from J50 to the A1120 at Stowupland to J49 to the A1308 to Tot Hill, Stowmarket.

“One lane remains closed and the accident happened at around 4.45am this morning which fully blocked the road.”


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