Motorists and truck drivers travelling along the A14 are having to find alternative routes through villages and towns after both lanes of the carriageway were closed this morning (Monday, November 20) following a crash.
Residents were seeing more traffic going through their communities following the incident which led to the closure of the road near the A140 turn off close to Needham Market.
Two cars were involved in the incident at around 6.40am. One person has been injured and police along with the ambulance service and air ambulance attended the scene. He was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge.
Later in the day a man was arrested at the scene by police on suspicion of drug driving and will be interviewed by officers in due course.
Long delays are expected and Suffolk Highways have set up a series of diversions.
The accident happened on the eastbound carriageway which resulted in it being closed followed by the lanes on the opposite side of the road.
Suffolk Police posted on X to say one person has been injured in the collision and long delays are expected.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or who has dashcam footage is asked to contact the Roads & Armed Policing Team on 101 or via https://www.suffolk.police.uk/tell-us quoting reference 37/67303/23.
The westbound carriageway was reopened just after 9.30am and the diversion routes for those travelling eastwards are:
- Exit the A14 eastbound at junction 50 Cedars and follow the A1120 through Stowupland. Forward Green and Earl Stonham to the junction with the A140.
- At the junction turn right and continue on the A140 to re-join the A14 eastbound carriageway at junction 51 Beacon Hill.