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A47 shut after sugar syrup and diesel spill following crash between lorry, tanker and car

PUBLISHED: 11:57 06 March 2020 | UPDATED: 16:32 06 March 2020

The scene of a crash at Little Fransham, A47 Picture: Used with permission from Kirsty (@InTahUK) on Twitter

The scene of a crash at Little Fransham, A47 Picture: Used with permission from Kirsty (@InTahUK) on Twitter

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A six-mile stretch of the A47 is closed after a crash between a lorry, tanker and car.

The A47 was closed after the crash at Little Fransham. Photo: Abigail NicholsonThe A47 was closed after the crash at Little Fransham. Photo: Abigail Nicholson

Norfolk police were called to reports of a crash at Little Fransham at 10.45am on Friday, March 6.

Emergency services including the air ambulance and fire service are on the scene and the road is closed between Wendling and the McDonald's roundabout near Swaffham.

Four appliances from North and South Kings Lynn, Dereham and Massingham were called to the scene by police at 10.47.

One of the drivers has suffered serious injuries.

There is also a significant spillage on the road of diesel and sugar syrup, which was being transported by one of the vehicles.

Norfolk police and Highways England have advised motorists to avoid the area.

Highways England said: "Plan ahead as the road is likely to remain closed for several hours and diversion routes are lengthy."

The collision is the fifth which has happened on the A47 in the last 24 hours.

The A47 has been closed after a crash at Little Fransham. Photo: Abigail NicholsonThe A47 has been closed after a crash at Little Fransham. Photo: Abigail Nicholson

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