A47 Closure Both Directions, Norfolk, Tuesday 03 November 2015
The A47 in Norfolk was closed in both directions between the A1064 and the A1042 on Tuesday morning until the early hours of Wednesday morning due to an incident involving a HGV and a Van which resulted in a large spillage and extensive damage to the road surface. The road remained closed for investigation, recovery, clear-up and re-surfacing work.
At 10:57am on the morning of Tuesday the 02 November 2015 our Eastern Regional Control Centre was alerted by Norfolk Police to reports of a collision between a van and a HGV tanker carrying liquid sugar on the A47 between the A1064 (near Acle) and the A1042 (near Postwick). Norfolk Police reported that a van and a HGV had collided. The van overturned and came to rest on its side and the HGV left the road and became stranded in a ditch. During the incident the HGV’s fuel tank was ruptured and a large amount of diesel had spilled out across both the eastbound and westbound carriageway damaging approximately 200 square meters. Norfolk fire and Rescue services also attended the scene.
Upon further assessment of the incident Norfolk Police advised that the road would be closed for a long period of time for investigation, recovery and clear up work. At approximately 12:30pm our area team arrived on scene to work closely with Norfolk Police and assist with re-enforcing the closures and assess the scene. Once this was complete at approximately 2:00pm our partners deployed specialist clean-up vehicles to the scene. We continued to work closely with Norfolk Police and it was soon discovered that due to the nature of the recovery and clean-up work the closure would remain in place for a considerable amount of time.