A47 closed due to spillage of offal

The A47 at Swaffham. Picture: Ian Burt

A47 between Swaffham and Dereham has been closed due to spillage of offal - Credit: IAN BURT

The A47 between Swaffham and Dereham has been closed for a number of hours today due to spillage of offal.

Norfolk Police were called just after 9am on Tuesday morning (September 7) to reports of a lorry shedding its load on the A47 at Necton. 

Highways England reported that the A47 was closed eastbound between the A1065 Castleacre road and the junction with the A1075 Tavern lane. 

The road is now not expected to be cleared until tomorrow, with closures and diversions expected to be in place at least until the early hours of tomorrow morning.

The A47 between Dereham and Swaffham remains congested both directions and delays can be expected. 

Members of the public have commented on the EDP Facebook page stating that there is a strong smell in the area.

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