A12 northbound closed at Copdock interchange due to lorry fire

PUBLISHED: 07:29 06 May 2017 | UPDATED: 08:18 06 May 2017

Gemma Mitchell[1]

The Copdock interchange (stock image). Picture: PHIL MORLEY

The Copdock interchange (stock image). Picture: PHIL MORLEY


Thick smoke is said to be drifting up into the sky as firefighters tackle a lorry blaze in Suffolk.

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All lanes are blocked on the #A12[2] N/B btwn #B1070[3] and #A14[4] due to a vehicle fire. @SuffolkFire[5] are at scene, pls take care on approach

— Highways England (@HighwaysEAST) 6 May 2017[6]

The northbound carriageway of the A12 at the Copdock interchange, near Tesco, is closed due to the incident. Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service was called to the incident just before 6.30am today.

The brigade dispatched three crews, one from Ipswich East and two from Ipswich Princes Street. It is not known at this stage if anyone has been injured as a result of the fire, or what caused it. Traffic is believed to be tailing back to Capel St Mary.

Stay with us for more updates on the story as we get them from the emergency services.


  1. ^ Gemma Mitchell (www.ipswichstar.co.uk)
  2. ^ #A12 (twitter.com)
  3. ^ #B1070 (twitter.com)
  4. ^ #A14 (twitter.com)
  5. ^ @SuffolkFire (twitter.com)
  6. ^ 6 May 2017 (twitter.com)

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