Update: Traffic back to normal after three accidents in less than an hour cause gridlock during rush-hour in Norwich city centre

Gridlock on the Magdalen Street flyover in Norwich earlier tonight. Photo: Bill Smith

Gridlock on the Magdalen Street flyover in Norwich earlier tonight. Photo: Bill Smith - Credit: Bill Smith - Archant

Traffic is back to normal after three accidents caused gridlock in Norwich city centre during rush-hour this evening.

The first accident took place on St Crispin's Road flyover at about 4.30pm.

This involved a collision between a cyclist and a blue Vauxhall car.

The cyclist received minor injuries and the road was reopened by 6.10pm.

Due to the incidents, Norfolk police tweeted for motorists in Norwich to expect delays.


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But while police were dealing with this incident, another call came in that there had been another accident nearby in Oak Street, at about 5.20pm.

This was a very minor collision involving two cars and there were no injuries.

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And, finally, about five minutes later two cars were involved in a rear-end shunt in Tombland. This involved a silver Vauxhall Corsa and a blue Vauxhall.

A woman was taken to hospital with minor injuries as a precaution. This incident was resolved by about 6.15pm.

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