Large boat causes traffic delays on A14 eastbound at Wherstead

The large boat, which casued delays for motorists as it was escorted through the county, pictured in

The large boat, which casued delays for motorists as it was escorted through the county, pictured in Sproughton - Credit: Archant

A large boat on the back of a lorry caused delays on the A14 Suffolk yesterday as it struggled to squeeze under a bridge.

There were reports of traffic problems on the eastbound carriageway near the Wherstead turn-off at around 6.30pm.

Police were assisting the transportation of a 5m x 25m x 6m cruising boat, weighing nearly 60 tons from Fairline Boats, Oundle in Northamptonshire towards Ipswich Haven Marina, in Key Street, Ipswich.

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