Lorry crash blocks A14

MOTORISTS are facing long delays today as recovery teams tackle a difficult clean-up operation after a 36-tonne lorry carrying glass bottles overturned on the A14.

MOTORISTS faced long delays today after recovery teams tackle a difficult clean-up operation after a 36-tonne lorry carrying glass bottles overturned on the A14.

A section of the road was closed near the Spittles interchange in Cambridgeshire as teams lifted the lorry from the westbound carriageway.

There was concern that when the lorry was lifted from the road the glass bottles would fall from the lorry and break on the road.

Diversions were put in place and motorists redirected through Papworth.

The accident happened at 6.55am in the westbound carriageway near Huntingdon. Police kept the carriageway open until the morning rush-hour was over but it was closed at about 10am to allow the removal of the wreckage.

The road was reopened at 3.45pm.

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Meanwhile, a motorist was injured today when two cars collided on the A14 near Trimley St Martin.

The crash happened just before 7.25am about 200yards west of the Trimley off-slip. The green Peugeot 206 and blue Citroen C3 collided on the Ipswich-bound carriageway.

The driver of the Peugeot suffered minor injuries and received treatment from a paramedic who was driving along the A14 shortly after the accident.

The vehicles were cleared from the road and on to the verge by 7.50am.