A47 now reopened after 12-hour closure due to offal spillage
- Credit: Google
The A47 between Swaffham and Dereham is now fully reopened after being closed for 12 hours yesterday (September 7), due to an offal spillage.
Norfolk Police were on the scene just after 9am after reports of a lorry shedding its load on the A47 near Necton.
The cleaning required meant the road had to be closed all day.
Highways England reopened the road at 9.16pm, clocking in the closure at just over 12 hours.
There was heavy congestion and long delays on the road, with reportedly no diversions in place.
You may also want to watch:
Members of the public commented on the EDP Facebook page stating that there was a strong smell in the area.
For up-to-date information about the county's roads, visit our LIVE Norfolk traffic map.
Join our Norfolk Travel Information group on Facebook for all the latest traffic news in Norfolk.
- 1 Location revealed for new major music festival with '90s flavour'
- 2 Delays on the A47 after crash
- 3 Gym set to host fundraiser for brave youngster Logan
- 4 Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman returns to government
- 5 Delays on A47 after crash involving lorry
- 6 Hairdresser in contention for prestigious industry award
- 7 Battle of Britain service taking place in Dereham
- 8 Fakenham's annual riverside day set to finally go ahead
- 9 Family tribute to 'much loved' Norfolk woman killed in A47 crash
- 10 '1,500 calls in a weekend' - Taxi firms' struggles with driver shortages