M11 crash near Cambridge leaves lanes blocked

A crash on the M11 is causing delays near Cambridge today (Sunday, May 5) after a lorry went into the central reservation. The incident is reported to be affecting traffic in both directions near Junction 12 (Grantchester Road). The incident was first reported at around 3.45pm - with Cambridgeshire Police saying there had been no injuries.. Traffic[1] England currently reports long delays on both the northbound and southbound carriageways.

Speaking to CambridgeshireLive,[2] an eyewitness said: "A lorry that was heading north has gone into the central reservation. The barrier is crumpled for a section that's probably 70 meters plus I'd guess. The barrier is collapsed on the sound bound side and there is soil spread across the sound bound side. "

A National Highways spokesperson said: "Traffic is now running on the hard shoulder ONLY on the M11 northbound between J12 (Cambridge) and J13. This is to allow recovery to take place. Lane 2 is also still closed on the southbound.

There are very long delays in both directions so allow extra journey time. " "Recovery has been arranged and is en-route. There's a 30 minute delay in both ways with four miles of congestion."

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  1. ^ Traffic (www.cambridge-news.co.uk)
  2. ^ CambridgeshireLive, (www.cambridge-news.co.uk)