Roads return to normal after crash with chemical tanker brings Cambridgeshire to a standstill
CAMBRIDGESHIRE’S roads are today returning to normal after a major crash on the A14 brought parts of the county to a standstill yesterday.
The A14 was closed for more than six hours after a lorry collided with a tanker, causing the flammable chemical it was carrying to leak out across the road.
Firefighters, police and medics were called to crash, which happened just after 11am on the Spittals roundabout between the A141 and the A14.
Tailbacks stretched for miles and roads across Cambridgeshire, including routes through Fenland, became congested.
As firefighters worked to stem the leaking chemical, a 200m exclusion zone was established and a safety message was issued to nearby residents urging them to stay indoors and keep windows shut.
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Magpas Helimedix team were called to the incident, where the driver of the lorry was stuck in the crushed cab. He was released at around 2.30pm and taken to hospital with several broken limbs. His condition is stable.
Emergency services worked through the afternoon to clear the road and by 5.30pm the flammable liquid had been decanted from the tanker and the A14 was open in both directions.
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