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Drivers spared diversion via Wisbech after A17 re-opens at Sutton Bridge

10:49 14 September 2012

The A17 has now fully opened after engineers repaired a carriageway damaged whehn a crane caught fire.

The A17 has now fully opened after engineers repaired a carriageway damaged whehn a crane caught fire.

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The east-bound A17 has re-opened to traffic after a fire which damaged part of the carriageway.

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Drivers heading for Norfolk from the Midlands and North faced a 20-mile detour via Wisbech last night, as re-surfacing work was carried out on part of the busy trunk road near Cross Keys Bridge, at Sutton Bridge.

But this morning Lincolnshire County Council said the road had now fully re-opened and traffic had returned to normal.

Fire crews from Long Sutton, Terrington St Clement, King’s Lynn and Swaffham were sent to the scene after a large mobile crane caught fire on Wednesday. fire, near the power Station, on Wednesday.

No-one was injured, but the busy road was closed in both firections while firefighters tackled the blaze.

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