A14: Delays Due To Lorry Crash

21 October 2013, 07:06 | Updated: 21 October 2013, 17:16

There are severe delays on the A14 in Cambridgeshire, following a crash involving a lorry.

The westbound section of the road was closed between Girton and St Ives, after a trailer carrying a 15 tonne load overturned in the early hours of the morning. 

The closure caused long tailbacks during the morning rush hour, also leading to exceptionally heavy traffic on surrounding routes including the A428 and M11.

The final section of the M11 near Cambridge was also closed to prevent traffic joining the A14.

One lane in each direction of the A14 has now re-opened, and the M11 has also fully re-opened. 

Both carriageways of the A14 between Girton and St Ives are expected to be down to one lane until 3pm today, according to Cambridgeshire Police.

Meanwhile Cambridgeshire Police are asking drivers to take extra care in the surrounding traffic.

The force had several reports of crashes in the tailbacks.

A spokesperson for Police said one was caused by a driver attempting to reverse back along a slip road, after noticing the traffic on the A14.

A broken down lorry at Godmanchester, along with a car fire on the A1 at Buckden, also added to the congestion.

Update at 3pm

The Highways Agency say "Road users are advised that both lanes are now open on the eastbound A14 in Cambridgeshire. One lane remains closed westbound and is likely to be closed into this evening's rush hour."

Update at 5pm

In a statement, The Highways Agency have told Heart "Road users are advised that the A14 in Cambridgeshire is now open in both directions."