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A14 shut for emergency repairs between Cambridge and Brampton Hut Interchange after lorry crash causes chaos




There were long delays for motorists heading west on the A14 today as a 17-mile stretch of the carriageway was shut for several hours.

The road was shut westbound between the Girton Interchange at junction 21 and Brampton Hut, junction 21 with queues of more than 4 miles.

The road was shut from the early morning to allow for emergency repairs and did not reopen until around 1pm.

The scene of the lorry crash and tomato puree spillage on the A14. Photo: @roadpoliceBCH (47808389)
The scene of the lorry crash and tomato puree spillage on the A14. Photo: @roadpoliceBCH (47808389)

It followed a crash involving two lorries near the Brampton Interchange at around 7.10pm last night, Tuesday.

One of the lorries involved, which jackknifed, was carrying tons of olive oil and tomatoes that spilt onto the carriageway, which subsequently needed resurfacing.

One of the drivers suffered minor injuries and was treated in hospital.

Cambridgeshire Police have worked alongside Highways England Traffic Officers and other emergency services at the scene.

The scene of the crash on the A14 looked liked something from a horror film, but was really just tomatoes and olive oil. Photo: Highways England (47820731)
The scene of the crash on the A14 looked liked something from a horror film, but was really just tomatoes and olive oil. Photo: Highways England (47820731)

Diversion

Road users were advised to follow the hollow square symbol on road signs.

From J31, travel westbound on the A428 to Wyboston, then head northbound on the A1. At the Brampton Hut A1 Interchange take the first exit on the roundabout. Re-join the A14 westbound at J21.

The scene of the crash on the A14 looked liked something from a horror film, but was really just tomatoes and olive oil. Photo: Highways England (47820729)
The scene of the crash on the A14 looked liked something from a horror film, but was really just tomatoes and olive oil. Photo: Highways England (47820729)

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