Road re-opens following crash on A47 near Guyhirn

The A47 near to Guyhirn has been re-opened after a two-vehicle crash this morning which sparked huge traffic tailbacks.

The accident involved a Royal Mail van and an ambulance and happened just after 6am today. It is believed the ambulance had its blue lights on and was carrying a patient.

The A47 Fen Road was closed in both directions for a few hours and the traffic queued up between the A141 March Road junction in Guyhirn and the B1167 New Cut junction in Thorney Toll.

A diversion was quickly put in place by Cambridgeshire Police but a police spokesman told the EDP at 10am the road has been re-opened.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: 'We can confirm that an ambulance was involved in a collision just after 6am this morning on the A47 between Wisbech and March.

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'The ambulance was conveying a patient to Peterborough City Hospital at the time. Another ambulance was dispatched immediately to convey the patient who remained stable throughout.

'Both members of the ambulance crew suffered minor injuries and were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kings Lynn and Peterborough City Hospital.

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'The driver of the second vehicle was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kings Lynn with leg injuries.'

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