Heavy tailbacks on A47 following rush hour breakdown

Archive picture of traffic build-up on the A47 at Thickthorn Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Archive picture of traffic build-up on the A47 at Thickthorn Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2015

Motorists this evening experienced heavy delays on the A47 with lengthy tailbacks reported as a result of a broken down vehicle.

Police were called to the A47's junction with the A11 at Thickthorn at around 5pm, where a broken down vehicle was blocking one of the lanes.

As a result a heavy tailback of traffic was reported, with delays of more than 30 minutes and vehicles crawling at an average speed of 5mph.

Highways England Tweeted: "A47 westbound just prior to the junction with A11. Norfolk police are on scene with a broken down care in lane 1. Expect delays in the area."

The delays continued for more than hour with the road eventually cleared and traffic moving normally at around 6.45pm.

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