Update: A14 fully re-opens near Stowmarket after lorry hits central reservation

Travel delays have been caused by a lorry which shed its load

Travel delays have been caused by a lorry which shed its load - Credit: Su Anderson

Both carriageways of the A14 near Stowmarket have re-opened after a lorry crashed into the central reservation this morning.

Westbound traffic on the A14 is backed up following a road closure at junction 50 in Stowmarket wher

Westbound traffic on the A14 is backed up following a road closure at junction 50 in Stowmarket where a lorry crashed - Credit: Su Anderson

Police were called shortly after 4.30am to the A14 between junction 50 for the A1120 Stowupland and junction 49 for the A1308 Stowmarket.

A lorry had hit the central reservation causing a diesel spillage across the westbound carriageway and gravel to spill across the eastbound carriageway.

A second lorry then became stuck on the eastbound carriageway, which caused the further closure of one lane.

Lanes in both directions were initially closed, with one lane of the eastbound carriageway opening again around 5.40am.


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The eastbound lane had re-opened by 12 noon but both lanes in the westbound carriageway remained closed while work was carried out to clear the spillage.

A police spokeswoman said the driver of the lorry had been taken to Ipswich Hospital after suffering a medical episode.

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Diversions were in place along the A1120, and police urged drivers to avoid the area if possible.

Further disruption is expected over the weekend while the central reservation is repaired.

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