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Update: A47 re-opens after rush hour crash on edge of Norwich

09:35 06 December 2012

A rush hour crash has caused long queues on the A47 outside Norwich.

A rush hour crash has caused long queues on the A47 outside Norwich.

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Long tailbacks built up on Norwich’s A47 southern bypass this morning after two cars were involved in a rush hour crash.

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The crash happened at 8.15am on the eastbound carriageway, about half a mile from the turn-off onto the A140 Ipswich Road at Harford Bridge.

Police said a Peugeot and “a small sports car” were involved in the crash, with one of the cars left straddling two of the lanes. An ambulance was sent to the scene.

With both lanes blocked, queues built up all the way back to the Watton Road, with police officers stopping vehicles at Thickthorn roundabout from joining the road.

Both lanes had re-opened by 9.20am, but drivers had been urged to find alternative ways to get to their destinations.

One driver from Wymondham said it had taken him an hour to get to Norwich.

Earlier this morning, police urged drivers to beware of ice on Norfolk’s roads this morning after temperatures plunged overnight.

Norfolk police urged drivers to take extra care this morning and to allow more time for their journeys.

The Met Office had issued a warning that ice could form, following snow flurries and rain across the county yesterday.

Norfolk County Council gritters went out overnight, but drivers have been urged to take extra care on roads which have not been treated.

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