Man in hospital after crash

A man from Wiltshire is recovering in hospital after a lorry overturned on the A339.

Traffic chaos to continue on A339 into this evening

A 53 year old man from Wiltshire is recovering in hospital following an accident on the A339 between Basingstoke and Newbury. Police say his injuries are not life threatening.

The road was closed for much of the day after an articulated lorry overturned near the Star Inn pub at Kingsclere. It is expected to remain closed during the evening rush hour. It closed at 0940 this morning causing severe delays. Police are warning of major congestion.

Latest estimates of clearing the debris are for the road to open again during the early evening but it could be closed for several more hours. Police had hoped the road would open in time for the busy rush hour.

Man in hospital after lorry overturns

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A 53-year-old man from Wiltshire is recovering in hospital after an articulated lorry overturned on the A339 between Basingstoke and Newbury.

Police say his injuries are not life threatening. The incident will close the road for much of the day. It happened near the Star Inn pub at Kingsclere.

The lorry had been carrying wood. Major delays have built up in the area. Hampshire Police say recovery will soon take place. Other vehicles managed to avoid the lorry when it overturned. It is the second lorry to overturn on the A339 In a week.

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Lorry overturned on the A339

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Our transport correspondent Mike Pearse has sent us pictures of crash causing major disruption on the A339.

The main road between Basingstoke and Newbury has been severely affected by an incident involving a lorry. The road will be closed for much of the day.