Video PUBLISHED: 16:11 07 December 2018 | UPDATED: 16:34 07 December 2018 Jake Foxford A14 lorry fire Picture: PAUL DAVEY Archant This was the blaze on the A14 near Bury St Edmunds this afternoon after a lorry was involved in an accident with Four fire engines attended the scene of the incident, near junction 43 for Bury St Edmunds central Picture: HIGHWAYS ENGLAND A motorist stuck behind the burning wreckage managed to capture the moment on his phone. The drama is causing mass tailbacks and gridlock on the A14 between junction 42 and 43 near Bury St Edmunds, with the road closed in both directions. Eastbound traffic jams now stretch back as far as junction 41 at Risby. The lorry fire has been extinguished and firefighters are dampening the scene. It is believed the lorry was empty. Traffic queuing on the A14 eastbound near Bury St Edmunds Picture: HIGHWAYS ENGLAND Suffolk police were first called to the accident, at junction 43, at 1.50pm. Four fire engines arrived soon after to tackle the flames, two from Bury, one from Haverhill and one from Ixworth. The lorry has now stopped burning and is being dampened by firefighters Picture: HIGHWAYS ENGLAND The driver of the HGV was given first aid at the scene. Highways England expect the road to clear between 4.30pm and 4.45pm.