A14 closed by crash

The A14 was closed for nearly seven hours in Northamptonshire after a crash involving three lorries and a tractor.

Major disruption as tractor crashes with three lorries

The A14 in Northamptonshire is returning to business as usual after a crash left a section of the road at a standstill.

Thousands of drivers were faced with lengthy delays following a pile-up involving a tractor and three lorries which saw the westbound carriageway at Rothwell near Kettering closed for almost seven hours.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey

A14 re-opens after nearly seven hours

Police have re-opened the A14 in Northamptonshire after it was closed for nearly seven hours by a crash.

Three lorries and a tractor were involved in the smash on the dual-carriageway at Rothwell near Kettering. It led to the road being shut westbound from 6.45am until lunchtime and long delays for motorists.

The tractor driver was airlifted to hospital but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. The lorry drivers are also believed not to have serious injuries.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey

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A14 closed for much of the day after crash

The A14 westbound in Northamptonshire is closed near Rothwell. Credit: ITV Anglia

Police and the Highways Agency are warning drivers that the A14 westbound in Northamptonshire could be closed for much of the day following a serious crash involving three lorries and a tractor.

The westbound carriageway is blocked between junctions 7 and 3 after the crash at Rothwell.

One lane of the eastbound carriageway has been re-opened.

The Highways Agency says drivers should avoid the area if possible as there are significant delays.

A signed diversion is in operation with all traffic advised to leave the A14 westbound at junction 7 and follow the hollow circle diversion symbol via the A43, A6003, A427 and the A6 to rejoin the A14 at junction 3.

Emergency services called to A14 in Northamptonshire

Emergency services are at the scene of a collision on the A14 in Northamptonshire.

The westbound carriageway is currently closed. It is understood that some people have sustained injuries in the collision which involved a tractor and at least a couple of lorries.

Northamptonshire Police are warning that it is causing major disruption on the A14 and other nearby roads.