The A14 has reopened after it was closed in both directions following the air ambulance being called to a two-vehicle crash near Newmarket.

Emergency services were called to the crash involving two motorhomes in the eastbound carriageway at about 2.35pm yesterday (July 17) and there are severe delays in the area.

A Suffolk police spokesman said officers have closed the eastbound carriageway while emergency services attend the crash.

Initially National Highways said in a tweet: "The A14 is now closed eastbound between junction 37, Newmarket and junction 39, Kentford, following the serious collision involving two motorhomes.

"Will keep you updated on plans to release traffic caught up within the closure."

However National Highways has since confirmed that the A14 has been closed in both directions.

The extent of any injuries is not yet clear.

Mildenhall police are asking drivers to find alternative routes while the road is closed.

In a tweet they said: "Please avoid the area and find alternative routes.

"Road will be closed for some time."

Three fire crews were sent to the scene of the crash from Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket.

The road has since reopened in both directions after works were carried out to fix the central reservation.

A diversion route was been put in place which is as follows:

  • Exit A14 at J37 and take the A142 towards Ely
  • At the roundabout with the B1102, take the 3rd exit on to the B1102
  • At the next roundabout, turn left and then right staying on the B1102
  • At the junction with the B1085, turn right and stay on this road to the interchange with the A11
  • Take the 1st exit at the roundabout and travel along the B1085 to A11
  • Travel along the A11 to Fiveways Roundabout, take the 4th exit on to the A1101
  • Stay on this road travelling through Icklingham, Lackford, Flempton and Hengrave to Fornham All Saints
  • Take the B1106 and rejoin the A14 at J42 Westley