A14 near Newmarket closed after flooding

The A14, near Newmarket, is set for a series of overnight closures, starting today (10 June), to safely remove emergency flood water pumps. The A14 has experienced issues with flooding since the start of March following significant heavy rainfall. In all, 15 million litres of water has been pumped from the road near junction 37 over the last three months.

Engineers from National Highways recently stalled a piezometer, a piece of equipment that acts as a warning system for high groundwater levels, says the East Anglian Daily Times.

The A14 eastbound and entry slip to the junction will close from 8pm until 6pm for three nights. Drivers are being warned to allow extra time for journeys and follow the diversion route along the A142 Fordham Road into Newmarket then A1304 to junction 38 for the A11.

(Pic: National Highways)


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