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A34 fully re-opened

The A34 has now reopened to traffic in both directions following a fatal collision earlier today.

Thames Valley Police is continuing to appeal for witnesses after a single vehicle collision shortly after 5am involving a lorry on the northbound carriageway just north of the A343 at Wash Common.

The driver of the lorry, a man aged in his sixties, died at the scene. No one else was injured in the incident.

The northbound carriageway between the A343 and the A4 was closed for several hours and the southbound carriageway was also closed while the vehicle was recovered.

I would like to thank motorists for their patience and understanding while the road was closed and officers attended this incident. The southbound carriageway had to be closed to allow the vehicle to be recovered safely. We are continuing to investigate this road traffic collision and I would ask that any witnesses who saw the collision get in touch via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.”

– Sgt Carl Kneale, from the Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing

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Man killed as lorry overturns

A man in his 60s has died after the lorry he was driving overturned on the A34.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following the incident, which happened around 5am, on the northbound carriageway just north of the A343 at Wash Common.

The driver died at the scene. No one else was injured in the incident.

The northbound carriageway between the A343 and the A4 is expected to remain closed for several hours and the southbound carriageway will also be closed while the vehicle is recovered. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Long delays on Hampshire/Berkshire border northbound

Long delays on the A34 northbound due to an overturned lorry Credit: Thames Valley Police

The northbound carriageway of the A34 is closed after a lorry overturned in icy weather this morning.

It happened near the service station at Tot Hill services just before dawn. The A34 has been closed between the A343 junction in Newbury and the A4 Bath Road junction at Bagnor.

Thames Valley Police it's likely there will be long delays through the area until lunch time.

A34 to be closed northbound until after evening rush-hour

The Highways Agency says the northbound A34 is likely ot be closed between the A4130, Milton and the A415, Abingdon, throughout the day and into this evening’s rush hour.

The road is closed following an accident, which happened at around 4.40am this morning, involving two HGVs. The Highways Agency and Thames Valley Police are working to reopen the carriageway.

The operation to remove the lorries has been complicated because the load on one of them has shifted. There is also a diesel on the carriageway which will need to be cleared up. There are long delays on other roads in the area.

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