Thousands of drivers caught in massive traffic jam near Market Harborough

The jam was caused by a van having its tyre changed

Monday, 12th July 2021, 3:07 pm
Updated Monday, 12th July 2021, 3:08 pm
Photo: Highways England.

Thousands of drivers have been caught up in a massive traffic jam on the A14 near Market Harborough today (Monday).

Traffic was crawling for about eight miles on the busy main road’s eastbound carriageway at lunchtime today.

A van having a tyre changed has blocked one lane between junctions 6 and 7, sparking queues all the way back to junction 2 at Maidwell, said Highways England.

The agency said drivers heading eastbound on the A14 were facing up to 40-minute delays while motorists travelling into Kettering were also swept up in the chaos.