Mayhem on A14

SUFFOLK'S main road transport network descended into chaos today after a string of major accidents crippled the A14.Emergency services in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire were stretched during what became the worst day in a black weak for the road.

SUFFOLK'S main road transport network descended into chaos today after a string of major accidents crippled the A14.

Emergency services in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire were stretched during what became the worst day in a black weak for the road.

A lorry fire on the A14 at Newmarket close to the junction with the A142 forced the closure of the road in both directions.

Extra police resources were deployed to the A14 in Cambridgeshire following a five-vehicle collision at Godmanchester, near Huntingdon, in which one man was seriously injured.

At Alconbury, also in Cambridgeshire, another section of the road was closed when a fuel spillage damaged its surface.

It was expected to remain closed overnight while resurfacing took place.

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Earlier in the day a man, believed to be in his 40s, died from head injuries sustained in a head-on collision with a lorry on the Ipswich-bound carriageway between Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket.

The accidents followed a four-vehicle pile-up on the Stowmarket-bound carriageway of the A14 at about 5.20pm yesterday and an incident in which a lorry shed some of its load on the A14 at Thurston.

See Thursday's Star for full story.

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