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Petrol station fire causes major A11 disruption

Emergency services on the scene at the Five Ways roundabout. Credit: @mildenhallpolice/Twitter

A fire at a petrol station in Suffolk has caused major disruption on the A11 this morning.

Emergency services have been on the scene at the Barton Mills roundabout since just before 7am today (Saturday).

The blaze broke out in the Esso garage shop and fire crews worked quickly to prevent it spreading to the forecourt and fuel supply.

The A11 had been closed in both directions but has since reopened northbound, with just one lane still closed southbound.

A11 in Norfolk to stay closed for next few hours

The A11 near Thetford in Norfolk is likely to remain closed well into this afternoon after a car transporter crashed spilling a number of cars on to the road.

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Part of A11 in Norfolk to remain shut for repairs to safety barrier

A11 between Breckland Lodge roundabout and B1077 Ellingham Road Credit: ITV News Anglia

One lane northbound on the A11 at Attleborough is expected to remain closed for most of the day so repairs can be carried out on the safety barrier.

An accident just before 8 o'clock this morning closed the road northbound for the rush hour. One lane was re-opened just before 11am.

There is still heavy traffic in the area.

One lane re-opens northbound after A11 closure in Norfolk

The A11 Credit: ITV News Anglia

One lane has re-opened northbound on the A11 in Norfolk after an accident earlier this morning closed the road.

It happened between the Breckland Lodge roundabout and Ellingham Road just before 8am.

A11 in Norfolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

The closure caused long delays in both directions with tailbacks through Attleborough where traffic was diverted.

Southbound was also affected with long delays, caused by the diversion around the Breckland Lodge roundabout.

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Five hurt as car comes off A11

The crash happened at Red Lodge Credit: ITV Anglia

Police are appealing for witnesses after a car came off the A11 and ended up on its side in a field.

Officers were called to the southbound stretch of the A11 at Red Lodge at 6:25am after a blue Rover car crashed.

Five people in the car were hurt. They were taken to hospital but police say none of them are seriously injured.

A 23-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink driving.

Officers are appealing for information and would particularly like to hear from anyone who saw the Rover driving along the A11 before it left the road. Witnesses should contact PC Ian Jepp at the Bury St Edmunds Roads Policing Unit by ringing 101.

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