Severe delays on A14 after lorry sheds load of sand on carriageway

A lorry shed its load on the A14 in west Suffolk

A lorry shed its load on the A14 in west Suffolk - Credit: NSRAPT

There were severe delays on the A14 near Bury St Edmunds this morning after a lorry shed its load.

National Highways said the westbound carriageway was briefly closed between junction 43 for Thetford and junction 42 for Fornham at 7.42am.

The road reopened soon after, with police taking about half an hour to clear sand from the carriageway.

However, the AA traffic map showed severe delays remained on the westbound carriageway after the closure.

Traffic queued as far back as Woolpit.