A diverted stream of traffic is pouring into Market Harborough this afternoon (Friday) after a freak incident has forced the A14 to be closed.
Roads in the town are becoming jammed after the A14’s westbound carriageway between Kelmarsh and Welford was shut after a huge amount of offal spilled out from a poultry vehicle.
Highways England said the busy east-west road will have to be sealed off until a massive clean-up operation is carried out.
A diversion route has been set up using the A508 via Kelmarsh to Market Harborough, the A4304 westbound and the A5199 via Welford back to the A14 at junction 1.
The chaos has been made worse by a crash on the A6 bypass near Desborough – sparking long queues from junction 3 of the A14.