'Motorists swerving' to avoid ladder on Orwell Bridge

A ladder is in the road on the A14 just before the Orwell Bridge

A ladder is in the road on the A14 just before the Orwell Bridge - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

Cars reportedly had to swerve to avoid a ladder in the road on the Orwell Bridge earlier today.

Police made their way to the stretch of the A14 westbound carriageway, between the Shell filling station and the bridge, after being called shortly after 4.10pm today about the ladder.

A spokesperson for Suffolk police said "motorists are swerving to avoid it".

It was not made clear how the ladder came to be there and Highways officials were made aware.

The ladder has now been safely removed.