Lorry collision causes tomato puree spillage

A stretch of the A14 in Cambridgeshire has re-opened after a tomato puree spillage forced it to close for emergency resurfacing.

23-mile westbound stretch from junction 31 at Cambridge to Brampton was closed after a traffic collision on Tuesday evening caused tomato puree and olive oil to spill across the road.

The road closure was lifted at 2.03pm on Wednesday.

(Highways England)

Ahead of the road being reopened, a spokesman for Highways England said: “Emergency resurfacing work is taking place where the incident occurred around 7.10pm yesterday evening, involving two HGVs, one of which lost its load and damaged the carriageway.”

The Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Roads Policing Unit confirmed on Twitter that there were two vehicles involved, with one driver injured.

The unit said that an investigation into the incident is ongoing.