Ten vehicles involved in crash on the Acle Straight

Firefighters have been called to the scene of a crash on the A47 Acle Straight. Photo: Denise Bradle

Firefighters have been called to the scene of a crash on the A47 Acle Straight. Photo: Denise Bradley - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Ten vehicles were involved in a crash on the A47 Acle Straight this evening.

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The collision at Halvergate happened at about 6.20pm this evening and the road was closed for about two hours.

Fire crews from Gorleston, Great Yarmouth and Carrow were called to the incident and firefighters used hydraulic rescue equipment to free one person who was trapped.

Insp Lou Provart, from Norfolk Police, said: 'I do not believe that anybody was seriously injured but it obviously caused a major problem on the road network with traffic diverting to the A1064 to Filby into Caister and into Great Yarmouth.

'The road was closed for the best part of two hours.'

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He said that a number of different types of vehicle were involved in the collision and that the road reopened shortly before 8.20pm.

He urged drivers not to drive too close to the vehicle in front of them.

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'Consider stopping distances - incidents can occur very quickly and it is the responsibility of the driver to make sure he or she has an appropriate amount of stopping distance should an emergency occur,' he said.

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