Two lanes closed on the A14 near Kettering following truck smash

Police issue fresh warnings to drivers as icy conditions continue

Monday, 25th January 2021, 12:13 pm
Wreckage of one of the lorries involved in mid-morning smash on the A14. Photo: @Northants_RCT

Another stretch of the A14 in Northamptonshire has been partially closed by a smash involving two lorries near Kettering.

Northamptonshire Police reported the shunt on the eastbound carriageway between Junction 8 and Junction 9 and at around 11am.

A spokesman said: "Lanes two and three are currently closed until recovery arrives."

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Another vehicle wound up in a ditch after skidding off the A14 between Junction 10 and 11 on Monday morning. Photo: @Northants_RCT

Emergency services have already dealt with a string of incidents on the A14 and a lorry smash on the M1 in Northamptonshire on Monday morning as Sunday's snowfall turned to ice overnight.

A slow thaw is forecast for later, but Police are still appealing for drivers to take care while making essential journeys.

A Force spokesman said: "The A14 remains incredibly treacherous on Monday morning and with temperatures remaining low all day this is unlikely to improve quickly.

"The message remains the same “Stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives."

"If you do need to make that essential journey today, please take extra care on the roads. Even once the snow starts to melt, it will still leave lots of standing water.

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