Traffic turmoil as accidents causes delays across Norfolk

The scene of the road traffic accident at Barton Mills. The overturned lorry can be seen behind the

The scene of the road traffic accident at Barton Mills. The overturned lorry can be seen behind the emergency vehicles. Picture: Chloe Palmer - Credit: Archant

Commuters are facing traffic turmoil after road accidents in three parts of Norfolk.

The scene of the road traffic accident at Barton Mills. The overturned lorry can be seen behind the

The scene of the road traffic accident at Barton Mills. The overturned lorry can be seen behind the emergency vehicles. Picture: Chloe Palmer - Credit: Archant

The A47 is closed in both directions near East Winch after a car collided with a telegraph pole during police pursuit. The incident, which happened shortly after 11.30am, is still causing long delays on the A47 and surrounding roads, and King's Lynn centre remains gridlocked because of it.

See how heavy the traffic is on your route using our LIVE TRAFFIC MAPA lorry has overturned on the A11 at the Barton Mills roundabout, spilling fuel across the southbound carriageway.

The roundabout is currently closed at the exit to the A1065 Brandon Road while a recovery effort is underway, With queues as far back as Elveden.

Police, fire and ambulance crews were sent to the scene, close to the Fiveways roundabout which connects the road with the A1101 for Mildenhall, at around 4.45pm today.

The scene of the road traffic accident at Barton Mills. The overturned lorry can be seen behind the

The scene of the road traffic accident at Barton Mills. The overturned lorry can be seen behind the emergency vehicles. Picture: Chloe Palmer - Credit: Archant

A police spokesman said the lorry driver suffered minor injuries and was checked over by paramedics at the scene.

Highways England engineers were dispatched to clean up the fuel.


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And an accident involving two vehicles has caused long tailbacks around the A47 at Colton. The road is blocked and traffic is queuing westbound from the near Blind Lane junction, near Easton.

Commuters had reported hold-ups of up to 30 minutes. There was heavy congestion up to the A1074 Dereham Road junction and to the Berry's Lane junction.

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UPDATE: Police reported the A47 accident had been cleared and traffic was flowing normally again at 8.46pm.

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