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Traffic clears after two crashes on A14

PUBLISHED: 08:11 28 January 2020 | UPDATED: 10:24 28 January 2020

A lorry crash near the Orwell Bridge has caused traffic chaos in and around Ipswich  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

A lorry crash near the Orwell Bridge has caused traffic chaos in and around Ipswich Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

SARAH LUCY BROWN

Traffic has cleared after two lorries collided on the A14 near the Orwell Bridge - in a similar location to a collision last week.

When will there be a decision about improvements to the A14 in Suffolk?  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNWhen will there be a decision about improvements to the A14 in Suffolk? Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Police were called to the westbound A14 near the Shell filling station between the Nacton junction and the Orwell Bridge at 7.54am.

The crash happened in almost the same location as a collision between two lorries which closed the westbound carriageway between junction 57 at Nacton Heath and junction 56 at Wherstead for several hours last Tuesday.

Traffic was reported to stretch back for three miles, with congestion to J58 - the Seven Hills interchange - due to one lane being blocked.

The road was cleared by 10am.

Traffic has been worsened by another crash on the A14 between junctions 54 and 55  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNTraffic has been worsened by another crash on the A14 between junctions 54 and 55 Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

A second collision took place between a van and three cars between junctions 54 for Sproughton and 55 for the Copdock interchange.

One lane of the westbound carriageway was left blocked by the vehicles involved and due to scattered debris from the collision.

An ambulance was called to the scene, although a police spokesman confirmed no one had suffered serious injury.

The road was cleared by 9.15am.

Meanwhile, a broken down lorry caused some disruption on the westbound carriageway at Felixstowe, near the Dock Spur roundabout.

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