Long delays expected due to lorry fire on the A14

PUBLISHED: 12:21 11 July 2019 | UPDATED: 12:42 11 July 2019

Long delays expected due to lorry fire on the A14

Long delays expected due to lorry fire on the A14


Fire-fighters are currently attending a lorry fire on the A14 which has forced the A14 westbound near Alconbury to be closed.

There is currently heavy traffic in the area, as the road is shut between junction 23 near the A141 at the Spittals Interchange, to the B1043 at Ermine Street.

Drivers are being urged to avoid the area and use alternative routes if possible.

A spokesman for the fire service said: "On Thursday (11) at 5.38am five crews were called to a lorry fire on the A14 between Spittals and Alconbury. Crews from Huntingdon, Yaxley, Ramsey and Gamlingay are attending the incident.

"Firefighters arrived to find a fire involving a lorry carrying around 20 tonnes of hay on the westbound carriageway near Alconbury.

"Crews are currently at the scene dealing with the incident with assistance from the local farming community.

"The A14 westbound remains CLOSED between J23 Spittals and Alconbury (A14 Spur)."

Keep up with the latest travel updates on Twitter at https://twitter.com/cambsfrs

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ely Standard. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Ely Standard