A142 between Block Fen and Mepal Junction closed after crash between car and electricity pole

A142 near Chatteris closed after power line comes down in accident

A142 near Chatteris closed after power line comes down in accident - Credit: Archant

Police have been forced to close the A142 between Block Fen and Mepal junction today after power cables were brought down.

Police have been forced to close the A142 between Block Fen and Mepal junction today after power cables were brought down.

Closure has brought chaos for road users as cars and lorries sought alternative routes.

The road is likely to be closed for much of the day whilst repairs are undertaken.

A car hit the electricity pole at 8.45am today – it is thought the driver escaped serious injury.


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At around the same time another section of the A142 was closed temporarily following a two car collision at Witchford.

The road there was re-opened shortly after 10am.

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