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A47 reopens following crash at Honingham

PUBLISHED: 09:29 02 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:17 02 April 2018

The recovered Citroen after the accident on the A47 near Honingham on Easter Monday. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The recovered Citroen after the accident on the A47 near Honingham on Easter Monday. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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Police closed the A47 at Honingham following a crash this morning.

The recovered Citroen after the accident on the A47 near Honingham on Easter Monday. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYThe recovered Citroen after the accident on the A47 near Honingham on Easter Monday. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norfolk Police said the road was closed in both directions between the Honingham and Easton roundabouts.

It is understood that a car went off the carriageway and hit a tree.

Two people have been taken to hospital, although their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Police posted on Twitter that the A47 was partially blocked as of 7.11am (April 2).

Norfolk Police said the accident happened between the Honingham and Easton roundabouts, causing the road to be partially blocked. Photo: GoogleNorfolk Police said the accident happened between the Honingham and Easton roundabouts, causing the road to be partially blocked. Photo: Google

At 7.38am it said the road was closed to allow emergency services to work at the scene.

Norfolk fire service said crews from Earlham and Dereham used hydraulic rescue equipment to free people.

They were sent to the scene at 6.51am.

Konectbus said its Konectexpress 8 service was experiencing delays due to the crash. The company said an extra bus was being sent to help.

Police close the A47 after an accident near Honingham on Easter Monday. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYPolice close the A47 after an accident near Honingham on Easter Monday. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Honingham is situated around eight miles to the west of Norwich.

• Norfolk Police said the A47 reopened at 10.40am in both directions.

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