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M27 now open following fatal crash

The M27 has now opened after a fatal crash yesterday morning.

The motorway was closed Eastbound for 20 hours after the collision just after 9am on Thursday (26 March).

Police haven't named the fatality as they work to establish their next of kin.

The Highways Agency said the motorway and slip-road were both open by 4am this morning (27 March). Drivers have been told that there should be no extra delay to their journey.

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M27 motorway due to re-open eastbound at 6am says Highways Agency

The Highways Agency has posted the following update on their website about the repair work to the M27 near Whiteley following this morning's accident.

The M27 in Hampshire is closed eastbound between junctions Junction 8 and Junction 9 for emergency roadworks following a serious incident earlier today. The closure will remain in place overnight to enable us to carry out emergency carriageway repairs to 110 meters of road damaged by the incident. The road is expected to be open by 06:00 tomorrow morning (Friday 27 March).

All eastbound traffic is advised to leave the M27 at J8 and follow the hollow circle symbol. Take the A3024 southbound to Windover Roundabout. Then take the A27 eastbound through Park Gate. At Segensworth Roundabout take the A27 northbound to rejoin the M27 at J9.

Customers are advised to allow extra time for their journey and seek alternative routes.

– Highways Agency
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