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Crash closes A47 for more than two hours

PUBLISHED: 09:52 26 April 2014 | UPDATED: 16:34 26 April 2014

Scene of the accident involving a tanker on the A47 Norwich bypass this morning. Photo: Bill Smith

Scene of the accident involving a tanker on the A47 Norwich bypass this morning. Photo: Bill Smith

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Both lanes on the eastbound carriageway of the A47 were closed for more than two hours this morning, following an accident between a lorry, a tanker and a tractor.

Scene of the accident involving a tanker on the A47 Norwich bypass this morning. Photo: Bill SmithScene of the accident involving a tanker on the A47 Norwich bypass this morning. Photo: Bill Smith

The crash happened at about 8.45am on the section of road heading towards Harford Bridges, just after the Thickthorn roundabout.

Fire crews, police and ambulance attended the incident, involving a Bartrums lorry, a tractor and a BOC tanker - and the eastbound carriageway was closed until just after 11am.

Traffic was diverted off the A47 and people were advised to use alternative routes.

A police spokesman said no-one suffered serious injuries in the accident, but the road had to be closed to allow the emergency services to remove the vehicles and any debris.

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