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Police called to car crashes around Norwich following heavy downpour

20:57 04 August 2012

Police were called to car accidents around the city on Saturday afternoon.

Police were called to car accidents around the city on Saturday afternoon.

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Police were called to a spate of car crashes around Norwich on Saturday afternoon following a heavy downpour.

Officers were called to the A47 near the Thickthorn roundabout at 3.20pm after a car spun off the road.

One lane in the west-bound direction was blocked following the accident, causing long tailbacks.

Magdalen Road in Norwich, was partially blocked both ways at Marlborough Road at 1.45pm after an accident between a car and a motorbike.

On Hellesdon Road in Norwich, a Renault Clio overturned shortly before 2.30pm, blocking the road between Marl Pit Lane and Low Road.

At 3pm fire crews from Earlham and Carrow put out a car blaze on the A47 slip road by Costessey.

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