Up to four vehicles reported to be involved in collision that closed A47 in both directions at Wisbech

Collision near Elme Hall Hotel that has blocked A47

Collision near Elme Hall Hotel that has blocked A47 - Credit: Archant

The A47 through Wisbech was closed for a time tonight following reports of up to four vehicles being involved in a serious collision.

Collision near Elme Hall Hotel that has blocked A47

Collision near Elme Hall Hotel that has blocked A47 - Credit: Archant

The A47 through Wisbech was closed for a time tonight following reports of up to four vehicles being involved in a serious collision. Motoring organisations have been urging people to avoid the town if possible for the next few hours until the congestion eases.

Emergency services are at the scene and hundreds of motorists either travelling through the Fens or heading home tonight are facing long delays.

The collision occurred at the A47 junction with the A1101 and the B198 Cromwell Road.

The X1 First bus service is also severely delayed and updates are being posted regularly through their social media outlets with the hash tag #Wisbech.

Collision near Elme Hall Hotel that has blocked A47

Collision near Elme Hall Hotel that has blocked A47 - Credit: Archant

Norfolk Green has also been using social media to warn passengers.

One casualty, a woman in her 30s, suffered a badly fractured ankle and was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn.

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No one else needed hospital treatment.