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A14 between Nacton and Seven Hills reopens after day of chaos on roads

PUBLISHED: 21:11 05 December 2018 | UPDATED: 10:50 06 December 2018

An overturned lorry blocked both lanes of the eastbound carriageway Picture: HIGHWAYS ENGLAND

An overturned lorry blocked both lanes of the eastbound carriageway Picture: HIGHWAYS ENGLAND


Highways England has confirmed the A14 between Nacton and Seven Hills is now fully open to traffic after a day of chaos on the roads.

The eastbound carriageway has been shut for most of the day after a lorry overturned, blocking both lanes, at around 12.35pm today, Wednesday, December 5.

The closure has caused massive tailbacks on the A14 eastbound and heavy traffic in Ipswich throughout the day.

A spokesman for Highways England has now confirmed the lorry is clear from the road and that the eastbound carriageway has reopened.

The Tweet reads: “Recovery is now complete.

“The #A14 is now fully OPEN eastbound between J57 and J58.

“We’d like to thank you for your patience today if you were held up in congestion as a result of this incident and appreciate the disruption it has caused.”

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