Five-mile queues behind A14 breakdown near Rothwell

Highways England warning of 45-minute delays for drivers heading towards Kettering in Tuesday rush-hour

By Kevin Nicholls
Tuesday, 23rd February 2021, 8:54 am
Highways England is reporting major queues on the A14 heading for Kettering
Highways England is reporting major queues on the A14 heading for Kettering

A broken down vehicle is causing huge delays on the A14 through Northamptonshire on Tuesday morning.

Highways England says eastbound traffic was tailing back for FIVE MILES from Rothwell Services all the way to junction 2 for Kelmarsh at around 8.30am.

A spokesman said: "Traffic officers and recovery are currently at the scene but there are delays of 45 minutes on the approach to this incident on the A14 east within junction 5 for Rothwell.

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""If your journey is essential please allow extra time this morning."

Another section of the A14 westbound could remain closed until around 1pm today (Tuesday) following a lorry crash at around 8pm last night.

An HGV overturned and hit the central reservation barrier.

The carriageway is shut from junction 16 to the Thrapston turn off for the A45 at junction 13.

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