One lane of A14 eastbound remains closed after fuel tanker crash near Newmarket

Traffic on the A14 this morning following a collision involving a tanker near Newmarket. Picture: HI

Traffic on the A14 this morning following a collision involving a tanker near Newmarket. Picture: HIGHWAYS ENGLAND - Credit: Archant

One lane of the A14 eastbound remains closed after a HGV fuel tanker overturned near Newmarket.

One lane of the A14 Newmarket Bypass has been closed for more than 12 hours after a fuel tanker overturned.

The incident took place on the eastbound carriageway just after the BP garage at Exning, near the A142 junction towards Ely, at around 6.45am today.

The road was still shut at 8pm.

There were no reported injuries as a result of the crash.


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A spokeswoman for Cambridgeshire police said the HGV tanker had left the road and was leaking diesel into a field.

A spokesman for Highways England said the recovery was “complex”, as the vehicle’s load of fuel needed to be decanted into a replacement tanker before it could be lifted.

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The fire brigade and Environment Agency were also called to the scene.

The incident caused long delays in the area and drivers were advised to allow extra time for their journey.

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