Overturned lorry closes A14 between Felixstowe and Ipswich

The lorry overturned on the A14 from Felixstowe to Ipswich

The lorry overturned on the A14 from Felixstowe to Ipswich - Credit: NSRAPT

The westbound carriageway of the A14 between Felixstowe and Ipswich has been closed after a lorry overturned.

National Highways said on Twitter the road had been shut between junctions 58 and 59, approaching the Seven Hills roundabout, after a collision shortly before 6am this morning.

A Suffolk police spokesman confirmed an HGV had tipped over and officers were at the scene.

Three fire crews and the ambulance service were also called to the incident.

Motorists were advised to follow a diversion route through Trimley St Martin and Levington to Ipswich

Motorists were advised to follow a diversion route through Trimley St Martin and Levington to Ipswich - Credit: NSRAPT

Motorists are being advised to take a diversion route off junction 59 through Trimley St Martin and Levington to reach the Seven Hills roundabout.

The Norfolk and Suffolk Roads & Armed Policing Team later confirmed the driver of the lorry managed to climb out of the cab with the help of firefighters.

A man who was travelling from Ipswich to Felixstowe said: "The cab was still attached to the load, but has crashed right through the trees on the side of the carriageway.

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"Traffic is very heavy — there are queues of lorries stretching back to the Dock Spur roundabout."

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