Emergency repairs carried out to A47 at Saddlebow after cars sustain damage by hitting pothole during heavy rain

Vehicles negotiating poor driving conditions. Photo: Steve Adams

Vehicles negotiating poor driving conditions. Photo: Steve Adams

Emergency repairs had to be carried out to a road after multiple vehicles sustained tyre damage by hitting a pothole during heavy rain.

New Superintendent at King's Lynn Police Station - Supt Carl Edwards. Picture: Matthew Usher.

New Superintendent at King's Lynn Police Station - Supt Carl Edwards. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

The Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit revealed on Twitter that the Highways Agency was called out to the A47 at Saddlebow at about 7pm yesterday (Friday, November 9) to carry out urgent repair work to the eastbound carriageway.

The lane was closed for an hour or so while the repairs were carried out during the heavy period of rain, forcing traffic to slow down due to slow moving traffic as well as a large amount of surface water on the road.

It was reopened later that evening, with police officers thanking motorists for their patience.

Supt Carl Edwards, King's Lynn and West Norfolk policing commander, has recently warned motorists to take care on the roads during the winter months due to the poorer driving conditions after the clocks went back last weekend.


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'The weather has been pretty horrible and visibility on the roads is poor,' he said.

'We experience a rise in injuries on the roads at this time of year as drivers and riders fail to adapt to the worsening driving conditions.'

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He warned that: 'A moment's inattention can have catastrophic consequences, not only for the injured person and their family but also for the driver or rider at fault who will have to live with the personal and possibly legal consequences of their actions.'

At around the same time officers also attended a road traffic collision involving a moped on the A47 at Fair's Green, King's Lynn.

Were you affected by the damage to damage to the A47 on Friday? Comment online at www.edp24.co.uk or contact with EDP reporter Andrew Papworth on 01553 778681 or andrew.papworth@archant.co.uk

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