Lorry spill closes road for five hours

COMMUTER traffic was thrown into chaos this morning when a lorry shed its load of bricks across a major road on the Suffolk border.Motorists were stuck in jams several miles long after around 20-tonnes of bricks were strewn across the A14 near Newmarket.

COMMUTER traffic was thrown into chaos this morning when a lorry shed its load of bricks across a major road on the Suffolk border.

Motorists were stuck in jams several miles long after around 20-tonnes of bricks were strewn across the A14 near Newmarket.

Emergency services were called to the Ipswich-bound carriageway at around 7am after the lorry overturned.

The carriageway was closed for more than five hours to allow recovery of the vehicle, and diversions were put in place from the A14 and A11.

The bricks were scattered across both carriageways near Exning in Cambridgeshire, causing major hold-ups in both directions until the road reopened at 1.15pm.

The lorry driver was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge but his injuries were not believed to be serious and there were any other injuries caused by the incident.