A14 re-opened after 12-mile tailback chaos

THE A14 has re-opened following a crash which caused 12-mile tailbacks in west and mid Suffolk.

Laurence Cawley

THE A14 has re-opened following a crash which caused 12-mile tailbacks in west and mid Suffolk.

The emergency services were called in to help free a person who became trapped in a car following the two-vehicle crash on the A14 at Rougham, near Bury St Edmunds.

The westbound carriageway of the A14 is was closed after the collision, which involved a silver Nissan Qashquai and a green Fiat Punto at 6.51am this morning.

Tailbacks of 12 miles are being reported.

One motorist caught up in the delays, James East, said the road was closed off and told how he was stuck in queues all the way back to Stowmarket.

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The injured person - it is not yet known which vehicle they are trapped in - is not believed to have suffered life-threatening injuries.

Three fire crews from Bury were sent to the scene of the crash.