Updates as emergency services respond to multi-vehicle A1 crash

A multi-vehicle crash has been reported on the A1 near Wittering in Cambridgeshire. 

A multi-vehicle crash has been reported on the A1 near Wittering in Cambridgeshire. - Credit: Google Maps

Emergency services are currently at the scene of a multi-vehicle crash on the A1 in Cambridgeshire – causing major delays for motorists.  

“Heavy traffic build-up” is being reported as far back as the A47 following the northbound crash near Wittering this afternoon (February 14).  

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One motorist has reported "lots of emergency vehicles at the scene".

"We just hope no-one is too badly hurt. Crash barriers did their job," they added. 

A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire Police said: "We were called at about 10am today with reports of a collision between five vehicles on the A1 northbound at Wittering.

"Emergency services are at the scene. Details of injuries are unclear at this stage but not thought to be life threatening.

"The road is currently blocked while recovery of the vehicles takes place."

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A spokesperson for Highways England said: “A1 northbound between A47 Peterborough and B1081 near Stamford is currently blocked whilst police deal with a multi-vehicle collision.  

“We're awaiting further updates from them as to the seriousness of the collision and likely duration.” 

The Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service tweeted: “Crews from Stanground and Dogsthorpe are at the scene of a road traffic collision on the A1 northbound near Wittering.  

“There is heavy traffic build-up as far back as the A47 so please avoid the area where possible.”  

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