The A339 between Newbury and Basingstoke is closed tonight after a serious accident involving three vehicles near Kingsclere in Hampshire. It's believed at least one person may have suffered life-threatening injuries. Drivers are advised to avoid the area for several hours.
Station Road at its junction with the A339 is closed until the end of the project in September. Alternative access to Newbury Station will be in place via St John’s Road, and will be clearly signed.
The bridge will be closed in both directions overnight Saturday 9 March between 9pm and 8am, and Sunday 10 March between 9pm and 6am while specialist scaffolding equipment, and narrow lanes and a reduced 30mph speed limit are installed across the bridge.
Throughout the scheme there will then be off peak lane closures and occasional overnight full closures between 9pm and 6am (Mondays to Friday) and 9pm to 8am (Saturdays and Sundays). The full closures will be publicised in advance.
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.
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.
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.
There are severe delays on A339 in both directions at Hyde Lane (Bishops Bridge), congestion on Southbound to Pinchington Lane (Newbury College). In the roadworks area.
Two lanes blocked on the A339 Eastbound at Basingstoke in Hampshire due to an accident involving two vehicles. Recovery work underway on A339 Eastbound at A340 Ringway West / A339 Ringway North.
There are delays on the A339 northbound near the A34 at Curridge over the bridge - after an accident.