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Lorry, tractor and tanker crash closes A47

Police say a lorry, a tractor and a tanker were involved in a crash which has closed the A47 Eastbound just outside Norwich. The incident took place on the section of the road heading towards Harford Bridges just after Thickthorn roundabout.

Norfolk Police say there do not appear to be any major injuries but the road will be closed for some time while investigations are carried out.

Traffic is being diverted off the A47 and Norfolk Constabulary would urge motorists to try to find alternative routes at this time.

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Work to improve key road junction to start next month

The current A47 junction at Postwick in Norwich Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A £19m scheme to improve a major road junction in Norwich is on course to start next month after ministers released the funding.

The work on the Postwick junction of the A47 aims to increase capacity.

Norfolk County Council said the improvements would allow nearby business and housing developments to go ahead, creating five thousand jobs and unlocking £82m of private investment.

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Transport Minister travels on the A47

A47, Swaffham Credit: PA Images

The Transport Minister Stephen Hammond, is visiting the region today to see for himself the challenges facing businesses and motorists who rely on the A47.

The Minister will travel along the key route between Great Yarmouth and Peterborough as business leaders make a case for greater investment.

He will also meet with local MPs and listen to views on the road, to see what can be done to tackle the problems that drivers face.

The visit comes after the a Government announcement on he 20th August that the Department for Transport would undertake a feasibility study on the A47.

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