A14 reopens after van fire near Ipswich

The A14 is currently closed after a van fire near Ipswich 

The A14 near Ipswich was closed for a time after a van fire - Credit: National Highways East

The A14 has fully reopened after a van caught fire near Ipswich. 

Officers were called to the incident in the westbound slip road just after 8am today, Thursday, June 2. 

A Suffolk police spokeswoman said: "A van is alight near Copdock and smoke is going across the eastbound carriageway."

National Highways East initially said in a tweet: "The A14 in Ipswich is currently closed westbound between junction 56 - A137 Wherstead and junction 55 - A12 at Copdock due to a vehicle fire. 

"Suffolk police and Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service have attended the scene however the road remains closed to clear the carriageway of oil. 

"We are en route to assist."

However, they have since confirmed that the road has reopened. 

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Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service was also been called with appliances from Princes Street and Ipswich East attending the blaze.

The AA Traffic Map was showing long delays in the area in the westbound carriageway. 

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