UPDATE: A14 reopens after 15 hours following two lorry crash

The collision on the A14

The collision on the A14

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There are still major delays on the A14 today after a very serious collision last night (Sunday).

The road has now reopened westbound between the A11, junction 36, and Histon, junction 32, following a serious collision involving two lorries, but residual delays remain.

The scene of the two lorry collision on the A14

The scene of the two lorry collision on the A14

The road was shut for around 15 hours and reopened at around 12.30pm today, Monday November 2.

The collision took place last night at 9.47pm. Three fire crews worked to release one of the drivers who was trapped in his cab.

Station Commander Wayne Swales, officer in charge of the incident, said: “Two very large vehicles were in collision and the casualty was very severely trapped. We worked very hard with paramedics from the air ambulance and HART team to carry out an extremely difficult extrication.

“One of the lorries was carrying parcels and was incredibly unstable following the collision, which meant crews had to stabilise it using specialist equipment, as well as contend with rescuing the casualty.

Fire crews work to release the trapped driver

Fire crews work to release the trapped driver

“All emergency services worked extremely well together in arduous circumstances.”

Firefighters used specialist cutting equipment to release one casualty, who was left in the care of the ambulance service.

There were also delays westbound at Godmanchester, junction 24, due to a broken down lorry.

Motorists are advised to avoid the areas if possible.

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