A14 reopened after lorry carrying chickens catches fire


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A section of the A14 that was closed today after a lorry burst into flames in the early hours has reopened.

Numerous calls were made to Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service at 2.47am as the lorry, carrying chickens, caught alight on the A14 westbound between Brampton Hut and Ellington.

Six fire crews were sent to extinguish the blaze and dampen down the carriageway.

A Cambridgeshire police spokesman said a full road closure had to be put in place for safe recovery.

The A14 westbound is closed between junction 21 and junction 13, The link from the A1, in both directions, to the A14 at junction 20 is also closed.

Motorists are advised to use the A1(M) and the A605 to rejoin the A14 at Thrapston.