UPDATE: The A47 has reopened following an overnight road closure put in place after a crash.

A section of the A47 remained closed both directions this morning but has now reopened as of 8am

The incident happened at Hockering - between Dereham and Norwich - yesterday (September 14) at about 10pm.

A large number of emergency services were called to the scene and the road was closed in both directions.

National Highways East has said the road was closed this morning following a "police-led incident."

Workers are at the scene carrying out traffic management and carriageway clean up.

While the road is only closed at Hockering, a longer diversion route was put in place.

It reopened at 8am.

Diversion route:


  • Exit the A47 at Thickthorn Interchange and take first exit from the roundabout onto the A11.
  • Continue on A11 to Mundford Road roundabout at Thetford.
  • Take third exit from the roundabout and continue on A134 to the A1065 roundabout at Munford.
  • At the roundabout take the third exit and continue on the A1065 to rejoin the A47 at Swaffham Interchange.


  • Exit the A47 at Swaffham Interchange.
  • At the A1065 junction turn right and follow the A1065 to Fakenham.
  • At the A148 roundabout take the second exit onto the A148, continue on the A148 to the next roundabout and take the third right onto the A1067.
  • Continue on the A1067 through Bintree, Bawdeswell, Morton, Attlebridge, Taversham and Drayton to A140 Ring Road in Norwich.
  • At the A140 roundabout take the third exit onto the A140.
  • At the next roundabout take the third exit onto the A1074 and rejoin the A47 at Longwater Interchange.