Anger builds over lorry queues on A14

EMERGENCY services could find themselves stuck miles from the scene of a major incident in Felixstowe if the port was closed - because of lorries gridlocking the A14.

EMERGENCY services could find themselves stuck miles from the scene of a major incident in Felixstowe if the port was closed - because of lorries gridlocking the A14.

That was the fear voiced today in the wake of the latest failing of the Operation Stack system used to deal with trucks when high winds force Britain's biggest container terminal to close for safety reasons.

This week the A14 was again turned into a giant lorry park as trucks queued in both lanes, completely blocking the dual carriageway for four miles from the port to Trimley St Martin and Morston Hall.

County councillor for Trimley and Felixstowe north, John Goodwin was incensed by the chaos this week.

“It was a disgrace - utterly abysmal,” he said.

“If there had been a fire in the Trimleys we would have been looking at the ashes by the time the fire engine arrived. What we would have done if there had been a major incident at the port doesn't bear thinking about.”

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