Travel update: Major routes clear for afternoon rush hour

MOTORISTS and rail passengers can expect a relatively stress free journey during this afternoon’s rush hour.

Suffolk police have confirmed all major routes across the county are clear.

A spokesman for the force said there are a handful of minor country roads blocked after accidents this afternoon.

A crash between Holton St Mary and Layham on the B1070 at around 2.15pm blocked the road.

The two vehicles involved required recovery and three people suffered minor injuries.

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Minutes later another two-car accident in Assington Road, Newton, near Sudbury left one car in a ditch.

At 3.45pm on the A144 in Bramfield a car was reported to have crashed into a tree.

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The Suffolk police spokesman said fire crews and paramedics have been alerted and there may be some minor delays in the area as a result.

A fire brigade spokesman said they were called to reports of a 18-year-old male driver “heavily trapped” in the vehicle.

Firefighters gave first aid while they waited for paramedics to arrive at the scene.

Specialist cutting equipment is being used to help remove the drivers door and fold back the roof to release the man from the car.

A spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance Service said the man is thought to have suffered a broken leg.

Meanwhile there are no reported major delays affecting the railways.

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