Update: Felixstowe docks A14 roundabout reopens after oil spill cleared and broken down lorry recovered

Drivers are being urged to approach the Felixstowe Dock Gate 1 roundabout with care after the lorry broke down because of an oil spillage at around 1.45pm today. Drivers are being urged to approach the Felixstowe Dock Gate 1 roundabout with care after the lorry broke down because of an oil spillage at around 1.45pm today.

Saturday, December 14, 2013
5:38 PM

Motorists in Felixstowe faced delays today after a lorry broke down at a busy A14 roundabout near the docks following an oil spill.

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Police are still urging drivers to approach the Felixstowe Dock Gate 1 roundabout with care after the lorry broke down when spilling a “signifcant” amount of oil at around 1.45pm today.

The road fully reopened at 3.30pm after the vehicle was recovered and the oil was cleared before grit was applied.

A Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said: “A member of the public called saying the lorry was rattling and banging before spilling a significant amount of oil at the roundabout.

“Engineers from the docks have dealt with the incident and it reopened at 3.30pm. Drivers should approach the area with care.”

2 comments

  • I know using the logic of the highways agency, to stop this happening again lets put average speed cameras on that bit of road.

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    A Smith

    Saturday, December 14, 2013

  • No doubt the road will be shut for hours whilst they carry out a health and safety audit and send for the correct equipment to clean up the mess (from The Outer Hebrides no doubt). Sighs. Wouldn't happen in Germany. It would be cleaned up, sorted and road back to normal within an hour.

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    Newsmaster Excalibur

    Saturday, December 14, 2013

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