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Slow traffic through Norfolk and Suffolk after 120 tonne crane transported

PUBLISHED: 13:42 16 December 2018 | UPDATED: 16:10 16 December 2018

Police warned of delays earlier this week as they prepared to transport the crane, which weighed more than 120 tonnes.Picture: Norfolk & Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team

Police warned of delays earlier this week as they prepared to transport the crane, which weighed more than 120 tonnes.Picture: Norfolk & Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team

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Traffic came to a standstill on Acle Straight, off the A47 after an abnormal load was transported through Great Yarmouth today.

Police  escorted the abnormal load from Sunderland to Great Yarmouth Port, South Beach Parade. Picture: Norfolk & Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing TeamPolice escorted the abnormal load from Sunderland to Great Yarmouth Port, South Beach Parade. Picture: Norfolk & Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team

Traffic came to a standstill on Acle Straight, off the A47 after an abnormal load was transported through Great Yarmouth today.

The road was closed just before 12pm as police escorted two large sections of a crane.

It was reopened just before 12.30pm as the 5.5 metre wide crane travelled through Norfolk and Suffolk.

Police warned of delays earlier this week as they prepared to transport the crane, which weighed more than 120 tonnes.

Traffic came to a standstill on Acle Straight, off the A47 after an abnormal load was transported through Great Yarmouth today. Picture: Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing TeamTraffic came to a standstill on Acle Straight, off the A47 after an abnormal load was transported through Great Yarmouth today. Picture: Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team

They escorted the abnormal load from Sunderland to Great Yarmouth Port, South Beach Parade.

The authorities thanked the public in a tweet by Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team.

It read: “Abnormal Load moved by #RCRT from Suffolk border to Gt Yarmouth. 2 large sections of a crane. Over 5.5 metres wide and totalling more than 120 tonnes. Thanks to the road users for their patience. #AbLoadPippa.”

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