Rush hour commuters caught in long queues in Northampton after five vehicle crash

Commuters found themselves in a backlog of traffic on the A45 this morning following a crash including cars, a van and a lorry.

Wednesday, 8th March 2017, 11:00 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:04 am
Five vehicles were involved in a road traffic incident this morning

Highways England have alerted drivers who are planning to travel on the eastbound A45 through Northamptonshire to allow extra time for their journeys following an incident shortly after 8am this morning.

A spokesperson for Northamptonshire Police said: "We were called at 8am to a five vehicle road traffic collision including a lorry a van and cars.

"An ambulance was on the scene and there were no serious injuries. The Wootton slip road was closed and lane one."

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Highways England is working to fully re-open the eastbound carriageway following the incident.

One lane is open past the scene while recovery work takes place.

Highways England is advising motorists to plan their journeys and allow extra time when travelling through the area.