UPDATE: A17 closure to remain until Sunday

Friday, 5pm: Police say the section of the A17 where a tanker overturned on Friday will remain closed until Sunday.

The incident - involving a lorry carrying liquid nitrogen – on the Sutton Bridge side of the Pullover roundabout near King’s Lynn has caused so much damage to the road that it will require resurfacing.

Friday, noon: Part of the A17 will remain closed for several hours while an overturned tanker carrying liquid nitrogen is dealt with.

Police are at the scene on the Sutton Bridge side of the Pullover roundabout near King’s Lynn.

Officers are waiting for a new lorry to arrive to decant the contents of the stricken lorry.

King’s Lynn police tweeted: “The overturned tanker’s got liquid nitrogen in it, no immediate danger to the public, but needs to be decanted before it can be recovered.

“That’s why it could take several hours to open the road again. Please also be aware of heavy traffic on the diversion routes.”