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Commuters face travel disruption as lorry hits rail bridge in North Walsham

PUBLISHED: 17:09 03 May 2016 | UPDATED: 18:38 03 May 2016

The railway bridge on Aylsham Road in North Walsham which was struck by a shipping container being hauled by an articulated lorry.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

The railway bridge on Aylsham Road in North Walsham which was struck by a shipping container being hauled by an articulated lorry. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

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Trains have been delayed and vehicles diverted in North Walsham after a lorry hit the railway bridge on Aylsham Road.

The railway bridge on Aylsham Road in North Walsham which was struck by a shipping container being hauled by an articulated lorry. Pictured is the recovery truck attending the incident. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMOREThe railway bridge on Aylsham Road in North Walsham which was struck by a shipping container being hauled by an articulated lorry. Pictured is the recovery truck attending the incident. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Police were called at 3.30pm to reports of a Volvo Arctic lorry hitting the bridge.

Sanders Buses has announced that all X55 buses will be diverted via Worstead in and out of North Walsham and the 6A will divert via Cromer Road in and out of the town.

There will also be no buses to Aylsham Road, Station Road, Millfield Road or Norwich Road until further notice.

Trains have also been delayed due to the crash.

Abellio Greater Anglia said the 4.32pm Sheringham to Norwich service via Salhouse and the Norwich to Sheringham service via Cromer have both been delayed by 10 minutes.

Police are still on the scene to assist with recovery of the lorry.

A spokesman confirmed there were no injuries.

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