A47 closed in two separate places near Peterborough after two serious crashes

The A47 is closed in two places near Peterborough this afternoon, Sunday, following two serious crashes.

Sunday, 2nd September 2018, 6:08 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd September 2018, 12:18 pm
The scene of the crash on the A47 this afternoon near the A1 Wansford junction. Photo: Terry Harris

The A47 westbound in Cambridgeshire is closed between the A1260 (near Peterborough) and the A1 (near Wansford), while the emergency services deal with a serious collision involving a car and an Argos lorry.

The air ambulance has attended the scene and police confirmed at least one person suffered serious injuries.

A diversion route of 14 miles is in place:

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The scene of the crash on the A47 this afternoon near the A1 Wansford junction. Photo: Terry Harris

A spokesman for Highways England said the diversion was to: "Exit the A47 westbound approaching Peterborough early, by joining the A1139 southbound. Follow the A1139 towards the A1(M). Join the A1 northbound at junction 17 towards Wansford, to then re-join the A47."

The A47 is also closed between Guyhirn and Thorney following a crash earlier today.

It is closed both ways from B1167 New Cut to A141 March Road.

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The scene of the crash on the A47 this afternoon near the A1 Wansford junction. Photo: Terry Harris