The A34

A34 closure causes disruption

A report from the A34 where a car transporter overturned leading to the closure of the road in both directions for several hours.

Overturned recovery vehicle and car transporter

A34: Car transporter sheds load

Part of the A34 in Hampshire will remain closed until early afternoon after a car transporter overturned and shed its load.

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A34 delays for road repairs

Work continues to resurface sections of both the north and southbound carriageways of the A34 near Oxford, between the Kennington and Peartree interchanges. All work will be carried out overnight. The following slip roads are scheduled to be closed overnight this week:

  • Monday 22 to Wednesday 24: Closure of the northbound entry and exit slip roads at the Hinksey junction
  • Thursday 25 and Friday 26: Closure of the northbound entry slip road at the Botley junction

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A34 crash: Hampshire roads police twitter timeline

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A34 at Whitchuch is closed in both directions due to an overturned lorry across both carriageways. The road will remain closed for some time

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A34 update, After all the vehicles have been recovered, the road will need to be resurfaced. Road will remain closed until early afternoon

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All vehicles involved in A34 crash have now been recovered. Repairs have started to carriageway and central crash barrier.

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First pictures of A34 crash

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Transporter turned over on A34 Credit: Hampshire Police

A34 closed in both directions, queueing traffic due to emergency repairs and overturned car transporter between A303 (Bullington Cross) and B4640 (Tot Hill Services / Burghclere)

A car transporter overturned near Whitchurch at 11pm last night, shedding its load of cars.

The A34 is likely to remain closed until mid afternoon. There are southbound queues approaching the closure, and major delays on the M3 and A339 as traffic diverts.

A34 crash update

A34 closed in both directions, queueing traffic due to emergency repairs and overturned car transporter between A303 (Bullington Cross) and B4640 (Tot Hill Services / Burghclere)

A car transporter overturned near Whitchurch at 11pm last night, shedding its load of cars.

The A34 is likely to remain closed until mid afternoon. There are southbound queues approaching the closure, and major delays on the M3 and A339 as traffic diverts.

Statement from Highways Agency

The Highways Agency is working with Hampshire Police to fix the road surface of the A34 in Hampshire after a car transporter, which was being towed, came free from a recovery vehicle and crashed through the central reservation.

This is a very complex recovery and is expected to be completed during the morning peak period. Once all vehicles are moved off the carriageway, work will get underway to clear up the large amount of diesel and hydraulic fluid which has been spilt across both sides of the A34. Sections of the north and southbound carriageway have been damaged and will need to be resurfaced, and around 100 metres of barrier in the central reservation also needs to be repaired before the road can be safely re-opened to traffic.

– Highways Agency Statement

Man arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving

Hampshire Police have arrested a 29-year-old man on suspicion of dangerous driving, driving with an unsecured load and causing danger to other roads users, following an accident on the A34.

It's understood that a car transporter which was being towed by a recovery vehicle on the northbound carriageway came free and crashed through the central reservation shedding its load in the process.

Hampshire Police say the transporter and vehicles have been cleared away but the road is likely to remain closed for several hours while repairs are done to the road surface.

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