Driver caught at 109mph on A47


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The fog that caused delays to travel across East Anglia yesterday is back this morning - but nowhere near as dense.

Police have been warning drivers to take care in the fog over the past few days and tweeted that on Saturday evening a driver was caught at 109mph on the A47 at Dereham.

Fog is still covering much of the region today, but is not as thick as the past couple of days. Forecasters said it is likely to clearing at around midday.

In a statement, the Met Office said: 'The fog is likely to thin quite quickly across the south of the (warning) area on Tuesday morning but may persist for longer further north.'

Phil Garner, from Weatherquest, said that today would likely be the end of the foggy conditions across the county.

Yesterday, poor visibility resulted in the cancellation of seven departures at Norwich International airport.

Four arrival flights from Amsterdam and Manchester also had to be diverted.

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A spokesman for Norwich airport said the cancellations were mainly for morning and evening flights. The airport requires a minimum visibility of 500m for aircraft to land on its runway.

Today, the majority of flights are not affected by fog, although two flights to and from Manchester have been delayed.

The adverse weather conditions saw delays across the UK's airports yesterday, with London Heathrow forced to cancel more than 70 flights.

There were also severe delays on the A14 and A11, yesterday morning following a crash involving two lorries on the A14, near Newmarket, with traffic queueing three miles westbound, between junctions 36 and 32 (Histon Interchange).