A47 at Longwater, Norwich reopened after incident involving man in carriageway

Police closed the A47 at Longwater The road has since been re-opened. Picture: Google StreetView

Police closed the A47 at Longwater The road has since been re-opened. Picture: Google StreetView - Credit: Archant

The A47 has been re-opened following an incident involving a man in the carriageway.

Norfolk Police closed the busy road at the flyover between the showground and Longwater at around 7.40pm and urged motorists to avoid the area.

But the road had been re-opened in both directions by 9.20pm, and police reported there had been a 'peaceful resolution' with no injuries.

A police spokesman said earlier: 'For the safety of the male, the officers and the public at large we have had to close the road.'

The spokesman apologised for the inconvenience to road users, but said the closure was necessary.


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Some motorists took to social media to voice their frustration at the delays caused by the incident, with one reporting she had been sat in traffic for 1hr 50min.

The police spokesman said: 'We are sorry to the general public that we have had to do this on a bank holiday Friday but it is for the safety of them and for the safety of everyone else involved in the incident.'

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