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Delays after rush hour crash on A47 near Norwich

17:42 23 November 2012

Drivers have been warned about a crash on the southern bypass.

Drivers have been warned about a crash on the southern bypass.

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Drivers faced delays after a rush hour crash on Norwich’s A47 southern bypass.

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Just after 5.30pm, Norfolk police reported a “multi-vehicle” crash on the Great Yarmouth bound carriageway near the turn-off for the A140.

The A140 in Long Stratton was also partially blocked, between the Flowerpot Lane junction and the B1537 junction, because of a broken down tractor.

Motorists faced delays earlier today when the southern bypass was partially blocked at Little Melton due to an accident.

A silver Ford Fiesta hit the central reservation near the Watton Road turn at about 8am. The driver had neck pain and had to be cut free from the car by firefighters.

Elsewhere, the A47 at Postwick was partially blocked in both directions between the A1042 Yarmouth Road junction and Trowse Newton because of an injured goose in the road.

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4 comments

  • Southern bypass seems to be bad for accidents. Nice section of dual carriageway IMO. If the entire A47 is dualled I wonder if this will mean even more accidents.

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    Christopher Neave

    Friday, November 23, 2012

  • Southern bypass seems to be bad for accidents. Nice section of dual carriageway IMO. If the entire A47 is dualled I wonder if this will mean even more accidents.

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    Christopher Neave

    Friday, November 23, 2012

  • More Roads...More Accidents !!

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    Albert Cooper

    Friday, November 23, 2012

  • The southern bypass has a lot of accidents for a number of reasons. It is a bypass with a lot of slip roads-some of which are too short and some of which have pretty lousy visibility. Because it is a bypass it has pronounced rush hours . I think it also has a higher percentage of young people in small cars than dual carriageways between urban centres. Then there is the rushing to get to work and the frazzled at the end of the day factor. But most of all it is because people drive on the Southern bypass like maniacs and police cars seem very few and far between. I am no slouch I confess but average speeds on the road seem higher than on some motorways.

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    Daisy Roots

    Friday, November 23, 2012

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