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Coast Road between Cley and Salthouse could remain shut for 10 more days after USAF helicopter crash

PUBLISHED: 13:26 10 January 2014 | UPDATED: 14:48 10 January 2014

USAF Helicopter crash at Cley. The bodies are transported by private ambulance.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

USAF Helicopter crash at Cley. The bodies are transported by private ambulance. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2014

The A149 Coast Road between Cley and Salthouse could be closed for another 10 days after an RAF Lakenheath helicopter crashed on marshland killing all four air crew.

It is expected to be inaccessible between the Dun Cow pub in Salthouse and Old Woman’s Lane just outside of Cley until the early morning of Monday January 20.

A Norfolk police spokesman said: “As military personnel continue their work at the site of the helicopter crash, Norfolk Constabulary will offer support in the form of a police cordon around the scene and a road closure on the A149 from Salthouse to Old Woman’s Lane.

“We would like to thank the local community and anyone wishing to use the marshlands for their patience and understanding in dealing with this local disruption.”

Residents and visitors can travel into Cley by using the Bard Hill road in Salthouse, turning right onto Wood Lane and going down Old Woman’s Lane onto the A149.

The roads into Cley from Holt and Blakeney are not blocked to motorists and businesses in the village remain open. The A149 in Salthouse from Kelling also remains open.

A tweet from Norfolk Wildlife Trust said today: “Both the reserve and the visitor centre will be closed up to and including Sunday 19 January as investigation continues.”

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