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Lane reopens after collision on A14 caused long delays on Orwell Bridge

PUBLISHED: 08:38 08 January 2020 | UPDATED: 12:10 08 January 2020

A rolling road block on the A14 has caused long delays over the Orwell Bridge. Picture: HIGHWAYS ENGLAND

A rolling road block on the A14 has caused long delays over the Orwell Bridge. Picture: HIGHWAYS ENGLAND

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A lane on the A14 has reopened after a car and a lorry collided causing long delays.

The police were called to reports that a car and a lorry grazed each other somewhere between junction 56 at Wherstead and junction 57 at Ravenswood on the eastbound carriageway shortly before 7am.

The driver of the car called Suffolk police saying that part of their car had fallen off onto the carriageway but that they were not sure where.

Offices carried out a rolling road block between the two junctions to make sure that all debris was cleared from the road.

They then found the car in question, which had ended up on a grass bank on the side of the road a mile before the off slip road at junction 57, Nacton and closed the inside lane.

The lane has now reopened after the car was recovered.

Traffic tailed back on the A14 from Ravenswood for miles past junction 53 at north Ipswich due to the lane closure.

There were also long delays on the A12 and the A137 as well as Wherstead Road, London Road and Belstead Road.

Drivers reported delays of up to an hour through the area.

Two fire crews were also been called to a vehicle fire within the traffic.

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