Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 13°C

Search

A14: Car hits tree blown over in high winds – police issue warning to drivers

PUBLISHED: 07:46 21 November 2012 | UPDATED: 08:04 21 November 2012

A car has hit a tree blown over in high winds on the A14

A car has hit a tree blown over in high winds on the A14

Archant

HIGH winds and heavy rain are causing hazardous conditions on the road – with one car hitting a tree that came down on the A14 earlier today.

The accident happened on the slip road approaching the westbound carriageway at junction 44, the Bury Eastern Interchange at around 6.25am.

Suffolk police have issued a warning to all motorists to take care in the dangerous conditions.

A spokeswoman for the force said: “There was a tree which came down in the high winds and a car hit the tree.

“The driver suffered a minor leg injury and was taken to hospital for a check up.

“Recovery crews and highways are en route to clear the road so it shouldn’t be blocked for much longer.

“There is a weather warning out concerning high winds and heavy rain, until about 1pm today.

“We would urge drivers to take care on the roads, slow dow and drive to the conditions.”

- Upload your extreme weather pictures to www.iwitness24.co.uk

Comments have been disabled on this article.

A driver has been arrested after a three vehicle crash in Suffolk claimed a man’s life and inflicted serious injuries on his young passenger.

The company which runs Foxhall Stadium today pleaded guilty to jeopardising the safety of the public at the speedway and banger racing venue.

The mother of missing Corrie McKeague has said thank you to the “incredible” army of thousands of people who pressured police into halting a landfill cell from being filled in.

A team of Suffolk social workers are preparing to realise a shared ambition of conquering Britain’s highest peaks, while raising funds for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

Jesse Webb can be forgiven for not remembering the final score of the first football match he attended the year was 1923 and he was only a six-year-old.

NHS job vacancies in the east of England in the first quarter of 2017 have reached 8,612 - an increase of 13% on the year before.

Campaigners are preparing for a big battle with the government to try to get funding for a major upgrade on one of the most important rail junctions in Suffolk.

Six former Radio Caroline and offshore presenters will be joining a special celebration this autumn to commemorate the pirate station’s early years on the airwaves off Suffolk.

The centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele is to be marked next week with a special ceremony in the heart of Ipswich.

The University of Suffolk’s HR boss has joined a top association in higher education which provides a voice for administrators in the industry.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24