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Possible lorry ban for B road backed by MP

Trucks would be diverted down the A11. Credit: PA.

A scheme which could see HGVs banned from using certain roads in Norfolk could be introduced.

MP Liz Truss has backed calls for a pilot ban on the B1111 route, forcing trucks to use the A11 instead.

It comes after a spate of incidents where lorries have got stuck in villages.

Natalie Gray reports.

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.

Two die in late night collision

Two women have been killed in a crash on the A11 in Norfolk. Three cars collided at Besthorpe near Attleborough at just before 11.30 last night, near the junction with Silver Street.

The collision happened near the junction with Silver Street Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 46-year-old woman from Norwich died at the scene. A 30-year-old woman from Attleborough was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich hospital but died a short time later. The police have informed their next of kin.

The road was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident, and began their investigations into what happened. It reopened early this morning.

The police are investigating the cause of the collision, and are appealing for witnesses.


Highways Agency confirms A11 dualling work to be completed in December

The Highways Agency have confirmed that work to dual a stretch of the A11 will be completed next month. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Highways Agency have confirmed that work to dual a stretch of the A11 will be completed next month.

The Agency says the road between the Fiveways roundabout at Barton Mills and Thetford in Norfolk will fully open some time in December.

The 40mph speed limit will remain in place until the road is opened.

A11 dualling - the facts:

  • The cost of the project is projected to be £102million
  • Full construction started in January 2013
  • A stretch of road 9.1 miles in distance will now become dual carriageway

Biker clocked doing 134mph on A11

A biker has been clocked doing 134mph on the A11 in Norfolk.

The motorcyclist was caught speeding at 3am on Monday 26 May. A man in his 20s, has been reported for offences of speeding and failing to stop at a red light. He will appear at court in due course.

Police have warned bikers not to take risks.

Sgt Spall, from Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing, said: "The overwhelming number of bikers are responsible and take their safety on the road seriously.

However, there are people prepared to take extreme risks with their lives and these people are dicing with death and also putting other road users at risk.

Whether you’re on two wheels or four, bikers and drivers need to respect and look out for one another.”

– Sgt Andy Spall
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