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Ipswich/A14: Morning of misery for commuters as A14 crashes involving seven cars cause widespread disruption

PUBLISHED: 09:31 05 February 2014 | UPDATED: 09:32 05 February 2014

A multi-vehicle crash involving up to six vehicles at the Copdock Interchange and a single-vehicle incident at the Wherstead Interchange have caused the widespread disruption during the morning rush-hour.

A multi-vehicle crash involving up to six vehicles at the Copdock Interchange and a single-vehicle incident at the Wherstead Interchange have caused the widespread disruption during the morning rush-hour.

Heavy congestion and tailbacks are being reported on the A14 and across Ipswich this morning following a series of accidents.

A multi-vehicle crash involving up to six vehicles at the Copdock Interchange and a single-vehicle incident at the Wherstead Interchange have caused the widespread disruption during the morning rush-hour.

No injuries have been reported, a Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said.

It reportedly brought sections of the A14, A137 and key routes in to Ipswich town centre to a standstill.

The crash involving between five and six cars took place at just after 7.50am eastbound at junction 55 at on the A1214 at the Copdock Interchange.

Meanwhile a white Audi careered in to a central reservation on the A137 Wherstead Interchange, southbound between junction 56 on the A14 and Station Road, at 7.25am, the force spokesman added.

Pockets of localised flooding have also been reported in the Copdock area. It comes after a night and morning of stormy weather featuring thunderstorms and hail storms.

3 comments

  • No freedomf its more a case of the usual aggressive tailgating in poor weather conditions. These idiots never learn. There is no such thing as a dangerous road. It is simply the dangerous drivers that are the problem time and time again.

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    Newsmaster Excalibur

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • Note none of the above are within the area to be controlled by average speed cameras. So the problems that accidents cause in and around Ipswich will still occur. Average speed cameras Money down the drain

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    A Smith

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • Underlying reason......Under Investment in our Roads !, both the A12 and A14 should and need to be upgraded to 3 lane Motorways asap, not to mention dualling the A140 all the way, the lack of investment in our Roads just highlights the fact that most of the money made in the UK is 'siphoned off' at the top through shares bought with inherited wealth !!

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    freedomf

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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