A14 shut in Northamptonshire after lorry sheds load of OFFAL

Highways england warn closure westbound could last "several hours"

Friday, 30th April 2021, 10:35 am
Updated Friday, 30th April 2021, 10:52 am
The A14 is closed between Welford and Kelmarsh on Friday morning
The A14 is closed between Welford and Kelmarsh on Friday morning

The A14 is closed heading out of Northamptonshire on Friday after a lorry shed its load of OFFAL.

Highways England are warning of delays getting off the road at junction 2 near Kelmarsh with queues back to Rothwell.

A spokesman said: "A load of offal has spilled from a poultry van.

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"Traffic Officers are on scene and have requested a road sweeper to attend to assist with the clear up.

"The road is likely to remain closed for several hours to allow for an extensive clean-up operation."

A diversion route has been set up using the A508 via Kelmarsh to Market Harborough, the A4304 westbound and the A5199 via Welford back to the A14 at junction 1.