Update: A47 reopens after crashes in Postwick roadworks area caused traffic chaos and injured boy aged nine

The A47 was closed following two crashes in the roadworks area

The A47 was closed following two crashes in the roadworks area - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2012

Two crashes in a section of the A47 reduced to one lane because of roadworks caused severe traffic delays this afternoon.

One boy, aged nine, was take to hospital following the first accident - a collision between a Citroen and a white van near the Postwick junction.

The crash happened at about 2.30pm, and police said the boy was taken to hospital with back pain, as a precaution.

The second crash, between an HGV and Renault Megane, happened 15 minutes later at the junction between the A47 and the A146.

Police said no-one was injured.

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Traffic was diverted into the city on the A146, causing severe delays.

The road re-opened at 3.45pm.

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