Water handed to stranded A14 motorists

MOTORISTS stuck in huge tailbacks on the A14 today were being handed water by rescue teams following two accidents.As temperatures began to rise a rescue team called Spartan drove quad bikes among the tailbacks and the Cambridgeshire Police helicopter was scrambled to get water to motorists trapped in traffic jams on the Huntingdon bound carriageway.

MOTORISTS stuck in huge tailbacks on the A14 today were being handed water by rescue teams following two accidents.

As temperatures began to rise a rescue team called Spartan drove quad bikes among the tailbacks and the Cambridgeshire Police helicopter was scrambled to get water to motorists trapped in traffic jams on the Huntingdon bound carriageway.

The first accident happened when five cars collided near to Cambridge Services at around 7.20am causing long delays on both carriageways. One person is believed to have been hurt.

And at around 9.23am two lorries and six cars collided further along the carriageway at Histon. One woman was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital with serious injuries and two other people suffered minor injuries.


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A spokeswoman for Cambridgeshire police urged people to avoid the area and said that diversions had been put in place.

It was thought the roads were to be cleared by around 12.30pm.

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