Delays at Copdock Interchange after lorry breaks down

The Copdock interchange (stock image). Picture: PHIL MORLEY

The Copdock interchange (stock image). Picture: PHIL MORLEY - Credit: Archant

A broken down lorry caused almost two hours of delays at the Copdock Interchange today.

The lorry broke down on the A1214 westbound at one of the exit ramps at the key junction at around 10.20am this morning, police said.

The vehicle broke down in the inside lane near junction 55. The outside lane at the scene remained open to traffic throughout the incident.

A Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said a fuel leak was also reported to Highways England.

A Highways England spokesman said the oil spill was cleared by a team of officials. He said the road fully reopened shortly before 1pm.

Meanwhile, another vehicle broke down on the A14 this morning. The motorist was eventually found at Beyton, near junction 46, after initially telling police he was at junction 43 in Bury St Edmunds.

His vehicle was blocking the inside lane. The vehicle had also been removed by 1pm, police said.