Suffolk endures traffic nightmare

DRIVERS faced tailbacks and long delays after a day of traffic chaos in Ipswich today.

Foxhall Road has been closed all day because of a collapsed sewer, causing major disruption this morning for motorists trying to get into the town.

The road is still shut both ways at Parliament Road with diversions in operation, causing jams around Copleston High School as traffic built up at the end of the school day.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk Police said the road was expected to be closed for quite a while.

Commuters faced further nightmare delays after a four-vehicle smash completely blocked a lane of the A14 this afternoon causing more tailbacks in the town.

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The collision happened between a lorry and three cars near the Orwell Bridge shortly before 1pm.

The westbound carriageway was blocked to traffic, which stretched back as far as the Nacton Interchange and diversions were put in place, but the road re-opened at 3.18pm.

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Early police reports said that no one suffered any serious injuries but paramedics treated two people for neck pain and a possible fractured arm.

Traffic built up along Felixstowe Road and Nacton Road as motorists tried to avoid the hold ups to make their way across to the other side of town.

Elsewhere, More recently, a black Fod Mondeo and a VW convertible were involved in a collision on the A12 at Martlesham Heath.

The crash happened at around 1.45pm, blocking the outer lane of the northbound carriageway, heading towards Woodbridge.

The crash happened at the Eagle Way turn off and resulted in a short tailbacks as far as the next roundabout. No one was injured and the road has since been cleared.

Shortly afterwards, in Woolpit, four vehicles collided on the A14. No one was injured when a Citroen C4, a Ford Galaxy, a Toyota car and a Toyota van collided at around 2.30pm.

Again the road was completely blocked while the vehicles were recovered but traffic was beginning to return to normal by around 3pm.

Earlier today, a pregnant woman was taken to hospital following a two car collision in Landseer Road.

The 25-year-old was conscious and breathing when paramedics arrived on scene at around 11.45am.

She was taken to Ipswich Hospital by ambulance with stomach pain but no other injuries.

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