More delays on A14 eastbound between Kettering and Thrapston due to ‘police-led’ incident

Hold-ups with five-mile queues following earlier crash at Rothwell

By Kevin Nicholls
Monday, 4th April 2022, 2:07 pm
Updated Monday, 4th April 2022, 2:17 pm

Drivers on the A14 near Kettering are facing a second dose of delays after traffic was stopped eastbound for around 90 minutes due to a “police-led incident” on Tuesday (April 4).

National Highways warned tailbacks were still stretching back up to five miles at 2pm with delays of up to an hour.

A spokesman confirmed: “Traffic was been stopped due to a Northants Police led incident on the A14 eastbound near Kettering between junction 7 the Glebe Farm Interchange and junction 8, Broughton Grange Junction.

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Police have closed the A145 eastbound between Kettering and Thrapston while they deal with an incident

“This incident is still causing severe delays from junction 2 for Kelmarsh."

The latest incident came just hours after a two-car collision which blocked one lane near junction 3 for Rothwell, with queues stretching back to the M1.

A spokesperson for Northamptonshire Police later confirmed this latest incident was over concern for the wellbeing of an individual near the carriageway and was resolved safely at around 1pm.