Traffic has cleared on the A12 outside Ipswich after an HGV blocked one lane.

Officers at Suffolk police were called at about 4.45pm on Tuesday to reports of an HGV blocking the first lane on the A12 heading northbound by the Copdock Interchange. 

The lorry suffered a tyre blowout and could not be moved from its position on the road.

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Suffolk police did warn it could take a while to move the HGV during rush hour traffic.

Traffic was queuing along the A12, but the worst affected traffic appeared to be that on the A14 heading westbound in the lead-up to the Copdock roundabout. 

The AA live map shows traffic in the area has now cleared.