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A47 closed for hours after serious crash

PUBLISHED: 08:19 21 October 2019 | UPDATED: 16:32 21 October 2019

Both directions of the A47 near Honingham has been closed due to a crash. Picture: Google Maps

Both directions of the A47 near Honingham has been closed due to a crash. Picture: Google Maps

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A crash near Honingham closed the A47 for nearly six hours.

Emergency services were called at around 7.30am this morning (Monday, October 21) to reports of a two-vehicle crash involving a car and a van to the west of Bawburgh on the A47 near Honingham.

Both directions of the A47 were closed between Easton and Mattishall and police asked motorists to avoid the road.

The road has now reopened but there are reports of congestion.

Five people were involved in the crash and a spokesperson for Norfolk police said one person has suffered a critical or life-changing injury.

In a tweet Norfolk police said: "The A47 is currently blocked at Honingham due to a serious RTC. Please avoid the area, and ensure you leave sufficient room for emergency vehicles to get through."

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