Traffic back to normal following severe delays after car flips onto roof on Orwell Bridge

Heavy traffic over the Orwell Bridge. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

Heavy traffic over the Orwell Bridge. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

One lane of the A14 over the Orwell Bridge was closed after a Ford Fiesta rolled over onto its roof on the westbound carriageway.

There were severe delays in the area – with an average speed of five miles per hour – while police arranged recovery for the vehicle.

Three fire crews from Ipswich East and Princes Street were also called to initial reports that the driver had become trapped – but they were able to get out and were not seriously hurt, a police spokesman said.

Officers shut the bridge after being called to the scene at approximately 10.24am before re-opening one lane at around 10.45am.

They worked with engineers from Highways England to carry out an investigation at the scene and ease delays for drivers.


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Both lanes had been reopened shortly before noon.

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