A14 reopened after tanker crash

The lorry overturned between Catworth and Keyston

A 12-mile stretch of the A14 has been reopened nearly 12 hours after a chemical tanker overturned.

Up to 38,000 litres of ethanol leaked on to the road when the crash happened close to Junction 15 near Keyston, Cambridgeshire, at about 06:30 GMT.

The crash forced the closure of the road, between junctions 13 and 21, with drivers facing a 30-mile detour.

The driver, a man in his 40s, was taken to hospital after suffering head injuries in the accident.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said 40 people helped to clear up the spill, with the Environment Agency trying to stop the flammable liquid seeping into drains.

A spokesman said a "significant amount" of the substance had flowed into the drains, but luckily it could be easily diluted with water.

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