Drivers warned of delays as 95-metre boat transported through Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 16:54 24 March 2018 | UPDATED: 16:54 24 March 2018

The Hardwick roundabout in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

The Hardwick roundabout in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

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Police have warned drivers that they will escort a 95-metre-long boat on west Norfolk roads this weekend.

Norfolk police say they will be escorting the abnormal load from King’s Lynn Port to King’s Lynn Power Station at 8.30am on Sunday morning.

The boat is 5.3m wide, 95.4m long, 5.2m high and will travel via the A1078, A148 and A149. After 6.2km the vehicle will travel contraflow along the eastbound on slip road and continue to the Hardwick roundabout.

It will travel contraflow around the roundabout, before taking the A47 off slip and, after 300 metres, cross back to the correct carriageway.

Police advised drivers to avoid the route, and said the journey would be extremely slow and would cause traffic disruption.

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