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A14 westbound near Bury St Edmunds reopens after metal poles fallen from lorry are cleared

The A14 westbound near Bury St Edmunds has reopened after six metal poles which fell from a lorry this morning were cleared.

Police were called at about 6.30am near the off slip at junction 43 after the lorry lost its load in lane one.

Highways England tweeted: "Please be aware if travelling in #Suffolk this morning there are LONG DELAYS between #Ipswich and #BuryStEdmunds due to this incident.

"There are approx 4.5 miles of congestion back to J46 #Beyton, this is likely to add around 45 minutes onto usual journey times. Plan ahead."

At about 8.20am, it added that lane one was blocked with lane two open.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk Police said both lanes were then closed for a crane to help recover the heavy poles.

She added that there was 'some damage' to the central reservation.

The road re-opened just after 11.30am.

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