Update: A14 reopens more than seven hours after fuel spillage

A STRETCH of the A14 has reopened more than seven hours after diesel was split on the road today.

The westbound carriageway of the road was closed between junction 59 at Kirton and Trimley St Martin and the Seven Hills junction with the A12 in Bucklesham shortly before 6am.

Diversions off the A14 at Trimley left the villages facing chaos this morning as traffic, backing up from Felixstowe, was channelled through the area.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said they received reports of the spillage at about 6am.

He said work was being under taken to clear the road as quickly as possible, but warned motorists to expect delays.

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The road is expected to be closed for the early part of this afternoon while specialist teams sweep the road surface to remove the remaining fuel.

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