Delays of over an hour after part of A47 was closed due to police incident

Thickthorn interchange roundabout

Part of the A47 is closed due to a police incident. - Credit: Antony Kelly

Part of the A47 near Norwich which was closed for more than an hour due to a police incident has reopened.

The road was closed in both directions from the Watton Road junction in Little Melton to the Thickthorn Roundabout as officers dealt with the incident which they were called to at 3pm today.

But just after 7pm, police confirmed the road had reopened.

Cars were reported to be travelling at an average speed of 5mph, with delays of about one hour and 15 minutes.

First Norwich said bus services 13, 13C, 15 and 15A were also delayed due to the incident.

Delays have been heightened by temporary traffic lights in place at Thickthorn Roundabout due to gas works.