A section of the A11 in south Norfolk will remain partially closed this weekend following a lorry crash. 

At 6.28am today an HGV jackknifed while heading northbound along the A11 at Snetterton and crossed the central reservation, damaging the crash barrier and two other vehicles. 

The road was closed in both directions before police and highway teams could reopen a southbound carriageway, diverting the bumper-to-bumper traffic through adjoining villages and roads. 

Thetford & Brandon Times: The lorry crossed the reservation and damaged the crash barrierThe lorry crossed the reservation and damaged the crash barrier (Image: Denise Bradley)

But National Highways has said the righthand lane on both sides of the carriageway will remain closed this weekend to allow repair teams to rebuild the damaged barrier. 

The lanes will be shut between the B1111 Larling turnoff and the B1077 Snetterton turnoff.

Although delays have now been cleared, some congestion is likely around rush hour as the road's capacity is reduced by half. 

The nature of the crash is currently unknown but no injuries have been reported. 

On-the-scene pictures show a van had been struck by the HGV as it crossed the lanes, ending up on the far verge.

Motorists faced delays of up to 40 minutes while teams worked to clear the obstruction.