Broken-down lorry blocks lane on A12 between Ipswich and Colchester

A broken down lorry in the A12 near Stratford St Mary is blocking a lane in the southbound direction 

A broken down lorry in the A12 near Stratford St Mary is blocking a lane in the southbound direction - Credit: Google Maps

A broken-down lorry blocked a lane on the A12 between Ipswich and Colchester earlier today. 

Lane one on the southbound carriageway, at Stratford St Mary, was been blocked causing drivers to queue for about two miles, according to the AA traffic map.

Suffolk police was called to the incident just before 8.15am today.

A spokeswoman confirmed the lorry had a tyre blow out. 

The incident comes after a crash on the A14 at Sproughton caused miles of tailbacks around Ipswich.

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