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Drivers warned to expect delays on the roads as police escort large lorry through Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 12:18 05 December 2017 | UPDATED: 16:07 05 December 2017

Abnormal load is passing through Norfolk at the weekend. 
Picture: Archant Library/James Bass

Abnormal load is passing through Norfolk at the weekend. Picture: Archant Library/James Bass

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2013

Drivers can expect delays on the roads as police escort a large lorry across Norfolk.

The articulated lorry will travel from Wymondham to Great Yarmouth avoiding the A11 and A47.

On Sunday the truck will be escorted from Copper Smith Way in Wymondham at 7.30am to the site in South Quay, Great Yarmouth.

The load is nearly 70ft (21.3m) long, roughly the same as a cricket pitch.

It is also around 18ft wide (5.4m) and almost 20ft (6m) high.

It will travel on the following roads: B1135, B1172, B1108, UEA, Earlham Road, Five Ways, Sweetbriar Road, A140, Mile Cross Lane, A1042, A1152, B1140, A47, A1243 to the site.

If the load is unable to pass under the A47 Acle bridge, it will be diverted through Acle along Norwich Road and The Street before joining the same route down the Acle Straight.

A spokesman for Norfolk Police warned drivers they can expect delays along the route.

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