Norwich roads and major roundabout closed after car goes into river

Emergency services at the Halfords roundabout in Norwich.

Emergency services at the Halfords roundabout in Norwich after a car went into the river. - Credit: Darren Hewett

There are road closures in place this morning in Norwich after a car went into the River Wensum. 

UPDATE: The road has now reopened

Norfolk Police tweeted at 7.30am on Saturday (February 12) that Barker Street, the Halfords roundabout, Heigham Street and the bottom of Grapes Hill are all shut to cars at present.

Emergency services at the scene after a car went into the River Wensum. 

Emergency services at the scene after a car went into the River Wensum. - Credit: Archant

Fire crews from Sprowston, Carrow and Earlham and the Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team were called there at 7.04am after a car went into the river between Barn Road and St Crispins Road.

One person was taken out of the vehicle into the care of the ambulance service.

Images taken at the scene show a section of the barrier between the road and the river broken. 

Emergency services were called to near the Halfords roundabout on Saturday morning. 

Emergency services were called to near the Halfords roundabout on Saturday morning. - Credit: Archant

Emergency services are currently at the scene and drivers are being asked to avoid the area.

Norfolk Police said the closure would remain at least for the next few hours while investigations take place. 

A car went into the River Wensum near the Halfords roundabout in Norwich. 

A car went into the River Wensum near the Halfords roundabout in Norwich. - Credit: Archant