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A14 reopens after lorry crash caused traffic chaos for morning commuters

The A14 is now open in both directions after a crash saw both carriageways closed for more than seven hours.

Emergency services have been on the scene between junctions 42 and 43 since 3.36am today after a lorry crashed into the central reservation.

The road was re-opened shortly before 11.45am and a police spokesman said traffic is now 'flowing

A14 junction 42 at 7.27.04. Picture: https://trafficcameras.uk/a14/ (21603333)
A14 junction 42 at 7.27.04. Picture: https://trafficcameras.uk/a14/ (21603333)

The incident saw drivers face up to one hour delays - with traffic tailbacks heading towards Newmarket.

A police spokesman said the driver of the lorry suffered shoulder injuries.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 3.41am with reports of a collision on the A14, Bury St Edmunds.

"We sent an ambulance and an ambulance officer.

"One person was taken to West Suffolk Hospital for further care."

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