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Long delays on A14 as two lorries collide - and tanker spills 4,000 litres of diesel

By Paul Brackley

The stricken tanker off the A14 at Exning. Picture: BCH Road Policing
The stricken tanker off the A14 at Exning. Picture: BCH Road Policing

Two separate incidents cause misery for motorists

Motorists faced long delays on the A14 this morning (Tuesday) after two major incidents.

At Exning, a tanker came off the road before 8am, leaking about 4,000 litres of diesel.

The Environment Agency were called to deal with the spillage, which forced police to impose lane closures eastbound.

At 9.41am, Highways England said that a recovery team were on site and delays had eased.

But there was also severe disruption at the Spittals Interchange of the A14 as two lorries collided.

The road was closed westbound at 8.45am at junction 23 for the A141 Spittals Way, with congestion quickly building back to junction 28 for Cambridge Services.

Delays of nearly 80 minutes were reported. Cambridgeshire police said one of the lorries left without stopping. No injuries were reported.

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