Roads reopen following traffic delay

Traffic is now back to normal after several incidents caused major delays on the county's roads today.

TRAFFIC is now back to normal after several incidents caused major delays on the county's roads today.

Traffic queues built up on the approach to the A14 at Wherstead after a container lorry, bound for Felixstowe, broke down on the Orwell Bridge.

The articulated lorry broke down around 3.30pm, which meant that by the time rush hour started at 4.30pm, queues stretched back into central Ipswich.

A two vehicle collision on the Copdock Mill Interchange also caused a mile-long tailback on the eastbound carriageway of the A12 around 5.30pm. One lane of the A12 eastbound was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident but it was reopened by 6pm. No one was seriously injured.


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A gas leak near Bury St Edmunds at 2.35pm today also caused the Cambridge-bound carriageway of the A14 to be closed temporarily.

A lorry driver towing oxygen cylinders, at least one of which was leaking, called Suffolk police and officers attended the scene on the Cambridge-bound carriageway of the road by the Woolpit turnoff.

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The road was reopened by 3.40pm and the slip road onto the road was opened by 4.10pm while the area was made safe by police and the fire service.

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