Trailer over turns TWICE in the same day- coming to grief first on the A47 and then in Wisbech on back of recovery truck

Freedom Bridge/Horsefair was blocked this afternoon after this trailer overturned. It was the second

Freedom Bridge/Horsefair was blocked this afternoon after this trailer overturned. It was the second time the same trailer had overturned today. Earlier it caused travel chaos on the A47 when it overturned near Worzals. PHOTO: Fen Cops - Credit: Archant

Traffic was held up in the Wisbech area twice today after the same trailer over turned.

Freedom Bridge/Horsefair was blocked this afternoon after this trailer overturned. It was the second

Freedom Bridge/Horsefair was blocked this afternoon after this trailer overturned. It was the second time the same trailer had overturned today. Earlier it caused travel chaos on the A47 when it overturned near Worzals. PHOTO: Fen Cops - Credit: Archant

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.

Freedom Bridge/Horsefair was blocked this afternoon after this trailer overturned. It was the second

Freedom Bridge/Horsefair was blocked this afternoon after this trailer overturned. It was the second time the same trailer had overturned today. Earlier it caused travel chaos on the A47 when it overturned near Worzals. PHOTO: Fen Cops - Credit: Archant


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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.

The A47 is closed in both directions after a lorry crashed and overturned close to the Walton Highwa

The A47 is closed in both directions after a lorry crashed and overturned close to the Walton Highway roundabout between King’s Lynn and Wisbech. - Credit: Archant

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.

The A47 is closed in both directions after a lorry crashed and overturned close to the Walton Highwa

The A47 is closed in both directions after a lorry crashed and overturned close to the Walton Highway roundabout between King’s Lynn and Wisbech. - Credit: Archant

The A47 is closed in both directions after a lorry crashed and overturned close to the Walton Highwa

The A47 is closed in both directions after a lorry crashed and overturned close to the Walton Highway roundabout between King’s Lynn and Wisbech. - Credit: Archant

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