Update: Forecaster warns that fog could return to the region tonight

Foggy morning on the Ipswich Road into Norwich. Photo: Bill Smith Foggy morning on the Ipswich Road into Norwich. Photo: Bill Smith

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
7:39 AM

Dense fog caused rush hour disruption on the roads and delayed flights coming in and out of Norwich International Airport this morning.

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Norfolk Police were called to several crashes last night after fog caused tricky driving conditions and reduced visibility.

Chris Bell, forecaster for the University of East Anglia-based Weatherquest, said light winds, high humidity and cold ground had created the perfect recipe for dense fog.

“It has been a difficult one to get rid of today and it is not going to be as widespread tonight. There will be some mist and fog patches,” he said.

Emergency services were called to the scene of a collision in Coltishall where a blue Skoda Octavia left the road and ended up in a field at about 6.30am. Great Hautbois Road was partially blocked at the B1150 High Street junction, because of the incident.

A man in his 40s suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for further treatment.

The westbound A47 at Blofield, near the Cantley turnoff, was also blocked this morning following a collision between a black Ford Fiesta and a grey Ford Fiesta at about 7.55am. A woman in her 20s was complaining of chest pain, but was not taken to hospital.

The A134 Norfolk in Stradsett, near Downham Market, was also blocked following a crash at the A1122 Downham Road junction. The road was clear by 9.30am.

Flights out of Norwich International Airport were delayed this morning, including flights to and from Aberdeen, Amsterdam and Manchester, because of the thick fog.

Police were called to around ten separate minor collisions around the county during yesterday’s evening rush hour, which resulted in no injuries.

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