Double crash chaos blocks A14

TWO crashes have brought traffic to a standstill on the A14 this afternoon, threatening chaos at rush hour.

The accidents happened near to the Copdock interchange in the east and westbound directions.

At around 4.20pm a car and a lorry collided on the east bound slip road.

Emergency services were called to the scene and traffic has started to build up, backing up towards Ipswich town centre.

Meanwhile a lorry has shed its load in the westbound carriageway of the A14, just before the Copdock junction at about 5pm.

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A Suffolk police spokesman said the accidents have caused “chaos” with large bits of steel in the road.

The lorry was believed to be carrying steel metal beams.

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Tail backs are expected in both directions.

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