Motorists using a busy route in south Norfolk are facing long diversions.

The B1136 Yarmouth Road at Hales has closed for maintenance work this morning (May 30).

It will be closed until June 2 for carriageway repairs at various points along the route.

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The diversion is in place along the A146 Norwich Road and A143, via Gillingham and Haddiscoe, and is estimated to add 16 minutes.

Norfolk County Council is carrying out the work.

Nearby, the A146 at Hellington Corner is closed until June 5 for Anglian Water repair works.