Car fire delays traffic

TRAFFIC heading westbound towards the Orwell Bridge early on Sunday was delayed by a car fire.Firefighters were called at about 8.15am as the car caught fire shortly after it passed the Shell fuel station near Bridge Wood.

IPSWICH: Traffic heading westbound towards the Orwell Bridge early yesterday was delayed by a car fire.

Firefighters were called at about 8.15am as the car caught fire after hitting debris in the road near the Shell fuel station at Bridge Wood.

A police spokesman said the Renault Clio had hit a piece of exhaust on the westbound carriageway and spun around, hitting a crash barrier.

The engine had then burst into flames but the female driver from Rendlesham - the only occupant of the vehicle - had been able to walk away from the accident without injuries.


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One lane was blocked and the second lane was closed by police and fire while the blaze was put out - but the road was soon partially reopened.

By mid-morning the wreckage had been cleared away and the road was fully reopened.

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Engineers from the Highway Agency were called to ensure the barriers at the side of the road had not been damaged by the accident.

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