Severe delays on A14 after lorry tyre shredded in blow out

Traffic is building on the A14 around Great Blakenham after a lorry suffered a shredded tyre. Pictu

Traffic is building on the A14 around Great Blakenham after a lorry suffered a shredded tyre. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Archant

Motorists were hit with delays on the A14 after a lorry suffered a tyre blow out, causing a lane to be closed.

Police were called to assist at the scene of the incident on the eastbound carriageway at junction 52, close to Great Blakenham and Claydon.

A spokesman for Suffolk Constabulary said the heavy good vehicle's tyre had been shredded and that the vehicle was awaiting for a tyre fitter to come along.

One lane was closed while the incident was dealt with, with motorists suffering delays of 15 minutes or more as slow-moving traffic was backed up as far as junction 51 for Needham Market.

Motorist Mark Langford, of Stowmarket, who was caught in the tailback, said: "The tyre was well and truly shredded so the lorry was going nowhere until it was changed.


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"The police had it all under control, there were three cars there and they kept traffic moving."

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