Updated: Major route into King’s Lynn remaining closed until midnight after collision on the A17

Tanker carrying liquid nitrogen involved in crash which will keep road closed for up to 14 hours

A major route into King's Lynn will be closed until midnight after a lorry was in collision with a Renault Megane on the A17 near the Pullover roundabout this morning.

The lorry was carrying a load of liquid nitrogen but police have said there was no spillage and another vehicle was sent to recover the load.

'The surface of the A17 was damaged by diesel spilt in the accident and a 60m stretch needs to be planed out and resurfaced before the road can be reopened,' said a Norfolk County Council spokesman.

'The planing equipment is on its way and it is expected to take several hours to complete, but the aim is to have the road open by midnight,' he added.

The driver of the Megane was complaining of back pain and was taken to hospital after the crash at 10am.

The westbound carriageway is blocked near the junction of Station Road, Clenchwarton and a diversion is in place.

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A police spokesman said officers were no longer at the scene as highways were making repairs to the carriageway.

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