Gridlock outside Ipswich as broken-down vehicle closed lane of A14

The incident happened at the Copdock Roundabout

The incident happened at the Copdock Roundabout - Credit: Google Maps

A broken-down vehicle near the Copdock Interchange caused gridlock outside Ipswich on the A12 and A14.

The incident was reported at 4.09pm and a lane of the northbound carriageway of the A14 had been closed, Suffolk police said.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said: "An automatic vehicle stuck is stuck in park. We can't shift it, but recovery is arriving imminently."

Traffic queued on the A14 all the way to Claydon in the westbound direction, while the eastbound direction was congested from Copdock to junction 57, past the Orwell Bridge.

In addition to this, traffic was queueing back on the A12 in the northbound direction as far back as Capel St Mary.

Queues also formed on the A1214 and A1071. 

As of 7pm, queues in the area appear to have eased and traffic is moving more normally.

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