Road re-open eight hours after lorry fire brings traffic to standstill

Firefighters from Newmarket have been helping Cambridgeshire colleagues with the blaze. Picture: SFR

Firefighters from Newmarket have been helping Cambridgeshire colleagues with the blaze. Picture: SFRS - Credit: Archant

The A14 has reopened after a lorry that burst into flame this morning (Friday) was cleared from the road.

Firefighters from Newmarket have been helping Cambridgeshire colleagues with the blaze. Picture: SFR

Firefighters from Newmarket have been helping Cambridgeshire colleagues with the blaze. Picture: SFRS - Credit: Archant

Both eastbound and westbound carriageways of the road between junction 31, the Girton interchange, and junction 24 at Godmanchester, were closed while fire crews tackled the blaze in a heavy goods vehicle laden with clothing.

Highways England announced at about 6.30pm that the eastbound carriageway had reopened. The westbound carriageway remained closed while resurfacing work took place before finally reopening at about 9pm.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service was joined at the scene by Suffolk Fire Service colleagues, with crews battling to extinguish the blaze for more than four hours.

Calls were made to emergency services shortly before 10.30am. The lorry came to a stop near junction 27 at Fenstanton.

Firefighters tackling the lorry blaze at Fenstanton. Picture: CFRS

Firefighters tackling the lorry blaze at Fenstanton. Picture: CFRS - Credit: Archant


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