Orwell Bridge reopens as emergency services respond to incident

Cancer patient Olle Nash has arrived home after sailing around Britain on Renegade. Picture: Sarah

Police are responding to an incident on the Orwell Bridge - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

The Orwell Bridge near Ipswich has reopened after emergency services were called to an incident.

Police, fire crews, the ambulance service and the coastguard were called to the bridge shortly after 1pm on Sunday, a Suffolk police spokesman confirmed.

Heavy traffic started to form on the eastbound and westbound carriageways between junctions 56 and 57, and motorists are being advised to use alternative routes.

Suffolk police later confirmed the A14 had been closed in both directions between junctions 56 and 57.

At 2.45pm, they said the eastbound carriageway had reopened between Wherstead and Nacton, but one lane of the westbound carriageway was still closed.

It fully reopened a short while later.

No further details about the incident have been released at this stage.

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