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Lorry overturns on A149 coast road

PUBLISHED: 08:47 19 August 2020 | UPDATED: 17:16 19 August 2020

The A149 near King's Lynn was left partially blocked after a straw lorry overturned on the roundabout at Knights Hill  Picture: Chris Bishop

The A149 near King's Lynn was left partially blocked after a straw lorry overturned on the roundabout at Knights Hill Picture: Chris Bishop

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Part of the main Norfolk coast road has been closed after a lorry overturned.

The A149 near King's Lynn was left partially blocked after a straw lorry overturned on the roundabout at Knights Hill  Picture: Chris BishopThe A149 near King's Lynn was left partially blocked after a straw lorry overturned on the roundabout at Knights Hill Picture: Chris Bishop

The articulated straw lorry overturned on the roundabout at Knights Hill, on the outskirts of King’s Lynn, at around 8am. The driver suffered minor injuries.

King’s Lynn police tweeted: “The A149 is currently partially closed from Castle Rising to the Knights Hill Round about due to a RTC, please avoid the area where possible.”

An East of England ambulance spokesman said: “We attended the A149 at around 8.10am today after an HGV rolled over. An ambulance crew treated a patient at the scene before transporting them to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further assessment and care.”

The A149 near King's Lynn was left partially blocked after a straw lorry overturned on the roundabout at Knights Hill  Picture: Chris BishopThe A149 near King's Lynn was left partially blocked after a straw lorry overturned on the roundabout at Knights Hill Picture: Chris Bishop

Straw bales from the overturned lorry are being transferred to another HGV before it can be recovered from the scene.

Norfolk fire service said an appliance from North Lynn was sent out to make vehicles safe at 8.15am and the incident was dealt with by 8.23am.

The road between Lynn and Hunstanton is at its busiest with summer holiday traffic.

The A149 near King's Lynn was left partially blocked after a straw lorry overturned on the roundabout at Knights Hill  Picture: Chris BishopThe A149 near King's Lynn was left partially blocked after a straw lorry overturned on the roundabout at Knights Hill Picture: Chris Bishop

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The A149 near King's Lynn was left partially blocked after a straw lorry overturned on the roundabout at Knights Hill  Picture: Chris BishopThe A149 near King's Lynn was left partially blocked after a straw lorry overturned on the roundabout at Knights Hill Picture: Chris Bishop


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