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.

Other News


Several homes at Hemsby are on the brink of collapsing over a cliff edge - as these pictures reveal.

The Hemsby community has been praised for its efforts to support those affected by this weekend’s coastal erosion.

A group of Hemsby residents are breathing a sigh relief this morning after their homes survived a devastating onslaught from fierce waves and high winds.

Fears have again been raised about animal safety at a Norfolk beach after a dog was left in a critical condition from eating palm oil which had washed ashore.

Most Read

Several homes are in imminent danger of collapsing into the sea after wind and waves dismantled part of the Norfolk coastline.

Read more
Thu, 15:30

Perilously close to the cliff edge this home in Hemsby could be one storm away from oblivion.

Read more
Thu, 06:31

It is the coldest week in February for five years and Norfolk’s otherwise popular campsites should be empty.

Read more
Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Yesterday, 12:41

Emergency services are currently trying to evacuate homes in a coastal village.

Read more
Norfolk police
Yesterday, 11:02

A major refurbishment project will see a pub in Great Yarmouth transformed into an American style smokehouse bar and grill.

Read more

Local Weather



max temp: 1°C

min temp: 0°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today


Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter