Bricks spark chaos on A14

COMMUTER traffic was thrown into chaos today when a lorry shed its load of bricks on a major road on the Suffolk border.Motorists were stuck in jams several miles long after around 20-tonnes of bricks were strewn across the A14 near Newmarket.

COMMUTER traffic was thrown into chaos today when a lorry shed its load of bricks on a major road on the Suffolk border.

Motorists were stuck in jams several miles long after around 20-tonnes of bricks were strewn across the A14 near Newmarket.

Emergency services were called to the Ipswich-bound carriageway at around 7am after the lorry overturned.

The carriageway was closed to allow recovery of the vehicle and motorists were advised to avoid the area as it was expected not to re-open until lunchtime.

The bricks were strewn across both carriageways near Exning in Cambridgeshire, which was causing major hold-ups in both directions,

The lorry driver was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge but his injuries are not believed to be serious.

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It is not thought there were any other injuries caused by the incident.

Police have put diversions in place and advised motorists to avoid the Ipswich-bound carriageway if possible.

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