Dereham man single-handedly helps rescue stranded drivers on A47
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A man from Dereham helped rescue drivers who had become stranded on the A47 by directing traffic to make way for a snow plough which cleared a vital hospital slip road.
Lee Webster, who works for Frappell and Knight in Dereham, was on his way back from a job in Norwich when he became caught in traffic on the A47, near Longwater.
'I was stuck at the flyover and traffic was at a standstill,' he said.
'I noticed that there was a snow plough behind me and it couldn't get through so I jumped out of my car, spoke to the driver and we put together a plan.'
That plan saw Mr Webster single-handedly direct A47 traffic in order to make way for the snow plough. Cars and vans were directed off the road, while articulated lorries were diverted to the fast lane.
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'I was there until about 12pm,' he added. 'It was a bit chilly out there but you've got to get people moving.'
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