Fire causes traffic gridlock on A14

A STRETCH of the A14 was this afternoon gridlocked after a fire on an articulated lorry.

Dave Gooderham

A STRETCH of the A14 was this afternoon gridlocked after a fire on an articulated lorry.

The westbound carriageway of the busy road - close to the Sainsbury's roundabout in Bury St Edmunds - this afternoon came to a standstill following the blaze.

A spokesman for Suffolk Fire Service said the trailer unit of the lorry was on fire along with half of the timberload and a small LPG cylinder in the cab.


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Two crews from Bury attended the scene at about 2.10pm this afternoon with the fire brought under control within an hour, but heavy tailbacks still reported.

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