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A47 shut in both directions after serious crash

PUBLISHED: 17:36 02 March 2020 | UPDATED: 06:44 03 March 2020

A serious crash has closed the road in both directions. Picture: Ryan Hacon

A serious crash has closed the road in both directions. Picture: Ryan Hacon

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Emergency services, including an air ambulance, dealt with a two-vehicle crash which closed a stretch of the A47 in both directions for several hours.

An air ambulance has been seen at the scene on the A47 along the Acle straight. Picture: Matt NixsonAn air ambulance has been seen at the scene on the A47 along the Acle straight. Picture: Matt Nixson

The Acle straight was shut both ways between the Acle and Runham roudabouts with police asking motorists to find an alternate route.

One motorist described seeing an air ambulance, three ambulances and two police cars on the scene to attend to a car in a ditch.

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The road was closed at about 5pm on Monday due to accident investigation work from A1064 to A149 Acle New Road and didn't re-open until the early hours of Tuesday.

Emergency services on the scene of a serious crash on the A47. Picture: Sarah BurgessEmergency services on the scene of a serious crash on the A47. Picture: Sarah Burgess

A spokesman from the East Anglian Air Ambulance confirmed its Anglia One helicopter had been tasked to attend a road traffic collision at 5.03pm.

Norfolk Fire Service sent three fire engines from Great Yarmouth, Gorleston-on-Sea and Carrow to the Acle straight at 5pm.

A fire service spokesman said crews rescued two casualties from a vehicle using hydraulic mechanical equipment.

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