Car fire on A14 causing traffic disruption

Police have closed the road.

Police have closed the road. - Credit: Tom Potter

A car fire on the A14 at Beyton near Bury St Edmunds caused traffic disruption this morning, police confirmed.

Officers received a call from a motorist at 11am reporting the incident, which was close to the Thurston Road junction 46.

The burning vehicle - a Volvo V50 estate diesel - which was partially on the hard shoulder, blocked one lane of the dual carriageway westbound. There were no reported injuries.

A Suffolk police spokesman said the lane had been closed at 11.10am. The fire service was called to the scene and the highways agency was notified due to diesel spillage on the carriageway.

Because of the lane closure, the police spokesman said some motorists had reportedly been turning their vehicles around and driving back the wrong way up the carriageway. He urged motorists to be patient.

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The cause of the fire is not yet known.

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