Delays on A47 after lorry overturns

A lorry has overturned on the A47 near King's Lynn.

A lorry has overturned on the A47 near King's Lynn. - Credit: Norfolk Police

There were delays on the A47 this afternoon near the Pullover Roundabout on the edge of King's Lynn, after a lorry overturned.

The HGV was blocking the exit from the Clenchwarton Road and police urged drivers to avoid the area.

Police remain on the scene as of 5.15pm after being called at around 12pm this afternoon.

The driver was taken to hospital this afternoon with a suspected broken leg.

A recovery truck arrived on the scene, however, a digger and bigger truck were called for due to the lorry carrying heavy foodstuff.

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Following the crash, a full tank of diesel was spilled over the highway.

The traffic caused by the accident was extensive, with queues stretching to Hay Green, Tilney High End, and Terrington St Clement.

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The road has now reopened and traffic is moving normally.

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