Trailer over turns TWICE in the same day- coming to grief first on the A47 and then in Wisbech on back of recovery truck
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Traffic was held up in the Wisbech area twice today after the same trailer over turned.
At around 6.30am the A47 near Walton Highway roundabout between Wisbech and King’s Lynn was closed for a time after the trailer overturned.
Norfolk Police were called to the scene around 6.30am, and road was closed for several hours while recovery took place.
A spokesman said there was a fuel spillage onto the roundabout and debris from the lorry shedding its load.
Diversions were put in place down the B198.
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Late morning the A47 re-opened only for the trailer, loaded onto a recovery truck, came to grief again in Wisbech town centre.
Police were called out to close off the Freedom Bridge/Horsefair roundabout after the same trailer – thought to be on the rear of a recovery truck – apparently fell off and overturned.
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Police put out a plea to “please avoid the Horsefair / Freedom Bridge Roundabout due to an overturned trailer” before Tweeting a short while later the road had re-opened.
Among those affected were passengers using local bus services.
Lynx Bus Company tweeted earlier that “unfortunately we’re currently unable to serve Wisbech Bus Station on Service 46.
“The lorry that overturned earlier on the A47 has overturned again, this time near to the Bus Station in Wisbech! Apologies for any inconvenience caused.”
Tonight all roads are thought to be clear.