Rush-hour delays after fallen tree blocks A47

The A47 at Swaffham. Picture: Ian Burt

The A47 at Swaffham. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

A fallen tree blocked a lane on a major Norfolk route, causing rush-hour delays.

Police were called to the A47 at Swaffham at 8.10am on Wednesday morning after the tree fell on the westbound carriageway, blocking one lane.

The road remained open, but drivers saw delays.

A farmer arrived to remove the tree into a nearby field.

A bus roughly 100 yards away from where the tree fell was said to have broken windows, but police said it was unclear whether the two were linked, and the bus had left by the time they arrived.

The road was clear by 8.50am.

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