Multiple emergency services at scene after B1098 crash

Police at the B1098 Upwell Road near March after a crash

Police have closed off the B1098 Upwell Road, Sixteen Foot Bank after a crash. - Credit: Cambs Times Reader

Police have closed off a Fen road after a "serious" crash today (Thursday).

The road between the B1099 Upwell Road and Croft Road, Upwell is shut off after the crash this afternoon.

A Cambridgeshire Police spokesperson said: "Due to a serious injury road traffic collision, the Sixteen Foot Bank between the B1099 Upwell Road and Croft Road in Norfolk is closed."

A Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said fire crews from March and Wisbech were called at around 12.15pm today.

"They arrived to find a collision involving a car and a light goods vehicle on Sixteen Foot Bank in Christchurch," they said.

"Using specialist cutting equipment, they released a male casualty who was left in the care of ambulance crews.

"The crews returned to their stations by 2pm."

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One resident said the crash happened near the junction of Upwell Road, Christchurch at about midday and "various emergency services were on site".

Another added: "It's the second incident at this junction in recent weeks.

"Heavy lorries and other traffic is diverting via Christchurch."

More to follow.