A14 carriageway reopened after lorry fuel tank ruptures

The A14 is closed at Nacton after a diesel spill from a broken down lorry

The A14 is closed at Nacton after a diesel spill from a broken down lorry - Credit: Suffolk police

There are delays of up to an hour on the A14 at Nacton, after the fuel tank of a broken down lorry ruptured and caused a diesel spill.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue service was called for assistance by police to the westbound carriageway of the A14 near junction 57 at 1.38pm today.

A lorry broke down just off the slip road onto the carriageway just after the Shell garage and officers have closed both the slip road and the westbound carriageway.

There are now delays of up to 60 minutes on the approach to the accident with four miles of congestion.

As of 4.10pm the road was reopened, however long delays remain.

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