Orwell Bridge reopens after lorry trailer detaches on carriageway

Police have closed one lane of the A14 near the Orwell Bridge due to the spill

Police have closed one lane of the A14 near the Orwell Bridge due to the spill - Credit: Crown/Highways England

The Orwell Bridge has fully reopened after a lorry's trailer detached on the carriageway.

Police closed one lane of the A14 westbound, between Nacton and Wherstead, shortly after 3.20pm – after the lorry's trailer detached just after the crossing.

The disruption caused knock-on effects across the town, with major routes in and out of Ipswich seeing heavy traffic.

Highways England announced the closure had been lifted shortly after 6.20pm.

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