Crash closes A47 for more than two hours

Scene of the accident involving a tanker on the A47 Norwich bypass this morning. Photo: Bill Smith

Scene of the accident involving a tanker on the A47 Norwich bypass this morning. Photo: Bill Smith - Credit: Bill Smith - Archant

Both lanes on the eastbound carriageway of the A47 were closed for more than two hours this morning, following an accident between a lorry, a tanker and a tractor.

Scene of the accident involving a tanker on the A47 Norwich bypass this morning. Photo: Bill Smith

Scene of the accident involving a tanker on the A47 Norwich bypass this morning. Photo: Bill Smith - Credit: Bill Smith - Archant

The crash happened at about 8.45am on the section of road heading towards Harford Bridges, just after the Thickthorn roundabout.

Scene of the accident involving a tanker on the A47 Norwich bypass this morning. Photo: Bill Smith

Scene of the accident involving a tanker on the A47 Norwich bypass this morning. Photo: Bill Smith - Credit: Bill Smith - Archant

Fire crews, police and ambulance attended the incident, involving a Bartrums lorry, a tractor and a BOC tanker - and the eastbound carriageway was closed until just after 11am.

Traffic was diverted off the A47 and people were advised to use alternative routes.

A police spokesman said no-one suffered serious injuries in the accident, but the road had to be closed to allow the emergency services to remove the vehicles and any debris.


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