Van fire closes A47

The eastbound carriageway of the A47 near Norwich was closed for more than an hour this lunchtime after a van caught fire.

The eastbound carriageway of the A47 near Norwich was closed for more than an hour this lunchtime after a van caught fire.

The incident happened on the fly-over above the A11 roundabout at Cringleford at about 1.30pm on Sunday. Two fire crews from Norwich put out the flames which left a thick pall of smoke above the carriageway.

Eastbound traffic was diverted off the carriageway and over the roundabout while fire crews made the scene safe.

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