A14 closed at Milton after collision between lorry and pedestrian
The A14 was closed by police to the north of Cambridge this morning (Thursday May 15) following a collision between a lorry and a pedestrian.
Both carriageways were shut from junction 33 at Milton to junction 35 at Stow cum Quy. The westbound carriageway reopened by 11.40am, but eastbound remained closed until about 2pm.
Emergency services were called to the scene. East Anglian Air Ambulance’s Cambridge-based Anglia Two helicopter was called at 9.18am.
A Cambridgeshire police spokesperson told the Cambridge Independent this morning: “We were called at 9.13am today (May 13) with reports of a collision between a lorry and a pedestrian on the A14 at Milton.
“Emergency services are at the scene currently dealing with the incident.
“Details of injuries are not known at this stage and a road closure is in place.”
Around three miles of congestion quickly built up on the eastbound carriageway, Highways England said.
Prior to the reopening of the road, the agency added: “Highways England has resources deployed to assist in a response led by Cambridgeshire police.
“Traffic is being diverted via local authority roads.
“Police investigation is ongoing road users are advised to allow additional time for your journey and consider alternative routes at this time.”
Milton Road Residents’ Association took to Twitter to urge drivers to turn their engines off due to the pollution rising from the traffic.