Live updates

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.

Advertisement

Man in hospital after lorry overturns

Credit: ITV Meridian

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.

Warning of delays on M20 after crash

Police in Kent are warning motorists of congestion around the coast-bound carriage at junction 10 of the M20 following a four lorry crash.

Traffic is being diverted off the slip road at junction 10 and back onto the motorway via the on-slip at the same junction.

Delays in the area could continue until around midnight or the early hours of Friday as the damaged carriageway needs resurfacing.

Two lorry drivers were taken to hospital after the incident with serious injuries.

They remain in hospital at present. The other two lorry drivers were uninjured.

Inspector Geoff Wood, of Kent Police's Traffic Department said: "We are working to establish exactly what happened to cause this collision. Anyone who saw the collision or has any information should contact officers at Kent Police on 01622 798538."

Part of motorway reopened after lorry crash

The M20 coast-bound has been reopened at junction 9 after a crash involving four lorries.

However, traffic is being diverted off the slip road at junction 10 and back onto the motorway via the on-slip at the same junction.

Motorists are advised there are delays in the area which will continue until this evening. Recovery of the lorries has not been completed yet.

Two of the lorries had to be unloaded to enable this. The road, when clear of the lorries and debris, will then need to be assessed for damage and repair.

Two lorry drivers were taken to hospital after the incident with serious injuries. The other two lorry drivers were uninjured.

Advertisement

M20 closure - full police statement and new pictures

At least four lorries are believed to have been involved in the crash last night. Credit: David Johns

Kent Police is advising motorists to avoid the M20 coastbound until 6pm.

Officers were called at 12.20am to a multi-vehicle collision on the coastbound carriageway of the M20 near junction 10. Two lorry drivers were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The other two lorry drivers were uninjured.

At least four lorries are believed to have been involved in the crash last night. Credit: Max Hess

The carriageway is likely to remain closed between J9 and 10 until around 6pm tonight as two of the lorries need to be unloaded before they can be recovered with the other two lorries, and a significant diesel spillage has caused serious damage to the carriageway.

All lorries were fully loaded.

At least four lorries are believed to have been involved in the crash last night. Credit: David Johns

Traffic officers, together with Highways Agency, are in the area assisting with traffic flow.

Traffic is being diverted off the M20 at J9 and directed through Ashford on the A20, to rejoin the motorway at J10.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Kent Police on 01622 798538.

Load more updates