Police issue warning to drivers

Norfolk police are warning drivers of high-sided vehicles not to use the A47 Acle Straight as strong winds batter the county. Earlier today a lorry was blown over on the Acle Straight but the road remained open with minimal disruption.

Norfolk police are warning drivers of high-sided vehicles not to use the A47 Acle Straight as strong winds batter the county.

Earlier today a lorry was blown over on the Acle Straight but the road remained open with minimal disruption. The driver is not believed to be injured.

Officers say the wind and rain is causing difficult driving conditions and urged those travelling around the county to take extra care and allow extra time for their journey.

A police spokeswoman said the force had dealt with 38 weather related incidents, mainly due to fallen trees or overhead power lines coming down.


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In Suffolk, police received 42 weather related calls between 9am and midday with the majority concerning fallen trees. The Orwell Bridge reopened to traffic shortly before midday, but may be forced to close again this afternoon as winds are expected to pick up later today.

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