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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.


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.


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.

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