Norfolk

Driver ignore road closure between Norwich and Fakenham

Drivers have been ignoring signs and travelling along a route closed for major repair work in Norfolk.

The A1067 Norwich to Fakenham road, which was damaged during the winter, shut on Monday.

Vehicles including supermarket delivery vans have been ignoring the diversion, which is 21 miles longer than the usual route, the county council said.

A council spokesman said lorries had been turning around in people's driveways damaging verges and surfaces.

Businesses in the area remain open and can be reached by asking traffic control staff at the closure gate for access, he added.

The diversion is 46 miles - compared to the normal A1067 route which is about 25 miles.

Once the closure has been lifted, work will continue using temporary traffic control.

The road should be completely clear in about two weeks, the council added.

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