UPDATE: Fallen power cables close major road on edge of King’s Lynn

Long tailbacks built up along a busy road close to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn after stormy weather brought down power cables.

The queues built up after fallen power lines shut the A149 Queen Elizabeth Way both ways between A1076 Gayton Road and A148 Grimston Road

Traffic built up in both directions between the Queen Elizabeth and Knights Hill roundabouts, with vehicles diverted away from the scene after the cables came down at about 2.30pm.

A police spokesman said the weather was delaying engineers from carrying out their repairs safely.

A Uk Power Networks spokesman said: 'Our engineers are currently on site arranging repairs after a high voltage overhead cable by the A149 was damaged by stormy weather.

'No power supplies to customers are affected and this work will be completed as quickly as is safely possible.'

The engineers were still on site at 9.45pm this evening.

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