Part of A47 shut after crash

PUBLISHED: 06:42 24 January 2020 | UPDATED: 11:37 24 January 2020

A crash has closed the A47 at King's Lynn. Picture: James Bass

A crash has closed the A47 at King's Lynn. Picture: James Bass


A stetch of A47 around King’s Lynn has reopened five hours later following a crash between a lorry and a bicycle earlier this morning.

Norfolk Police shut the road in both directions between the Saddlebow roundabout and the Hardwick roundabout.

The crash happened at 6.05am and reopened five hours later at around 11.15am. All diversions have been lifted.

An air ambulance was sent to the scene alongside two ambulances, an ambulance officer and rapid response vehicle.

It comes hours after a man in his 80s was taken to hospital with serious injuries following a collision between a mobility scooter and a car. Yesterday's incident occurred close to the Hardwick roundabout.

This morning drivers face delays of at least an hour - but the length of time is expected to get much longer during rush hour.

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The crash had a big knock-on effect in Lynn, with some bus routes have been affected.

First Norwich tweeted: "Excel buses base in Norwich are now on diversion. Buses going toward Kings Lynn will not be able to cover Hardwick road due to an accident."

The Southgate roundabout becoming busier as traffic is diverted from the scene.

Motorists heading in the Swaffham direction were diverted off at the Pullover roundabout and taken on the Wisbech road towards Southgates.

Fire crews from King's Lynn North and South were sent to the scene to assist police and ambulance service.

Two engines attended the scene.

Police asked people to avoid the area where possible.

For more updates visit our live travel map.

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