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.

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A14 closed by crash

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