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Two people have died in fatal A34 crash

Two people believed to be pensioners have died in a single car collision on the A34 southbound in Hampshire.

Police were called just after six thirty this evening. It happened at Three Maids Hill near Upper Bullington.

There are massive queues and major jams as traffic is diverted off the A34 at Sutton Scotney and directed through Winchester. Motorists are being told to expect long delays. The A34 is expected to be closed for much of the night.

Major traffic jams on A34 in Hants after serious crash

Motorists told to expect major delays after accident Credit: Kim Hewitt

A serious accident involving more than one vehicle has happened on the A34, just off the worthy down roundabout towards the Winnall interchange in Hampshire. There are massive queues as traffic is diverted off the A34 at Sutton Scotney and directed through the city of Winchester.

There are major traffic jams and motorists are being told to expect long delays. The A34 is expected to be closed for much of the night.

Hampshire Police say they received multiple calls about the accident from about 6.38pm this evening. It is not yet clear how many vehicles were involved.

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TRAVEL - ROADS: A34 closed southbound at Upper Bullington - Serious accident

The A34 southbound is closed at Upper Bullington in Hampshire, with queueing traffic due to a serious accident between the A303 (Bullington Cross) and A272. On approach to the Winnall roundabout. Access is still available from the A303 to Sutton Scotney services, but no further.

The road is expected to remain closed well into the evening.

IPCC referral after badger collision

Thames Valley Police has referred a fatal road traffic collision on the A34 this morning to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

It follows an incident where a lorry collided with a vehicle while police officers were removing a dead badger from the carriageway.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision, which occurred on the southbound carriageway of the A34 near Marcham just before 3am today.

Lorry driver dies as police slow traffic to remove badger

Thames Valley police are appealing for witnesses after a lorry driver crashed into another vehicle and died as officers were removing a dead badger from the A34.

Police received a call this morning to say the dead badger was causing an obstruction on the southbound carriageway near Marcham.

As they slowed down the traffic to remove the dead badger, a lorry crashed into another vehicle.

The driver was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford but sadly died of his injuries.

The southbound carriageway of the A34 has been closed between Botley and Didcot, while one lane remains open on the northbound carriageway between Didcot and Abingdon.

Anyone who witnessed the crash are asked to contact the police via 101.

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  1. Penny Silvester

The A34 closed for resurfacing this weekend

A large section of one of the Thames Valley's major roads will be closed for the weekend - leaving drivers with a 68 mile diversion.

The A34 will be shut southbound between the Milton Interchange, just north of Didcot and Chieveley - from 10 o'clock on the night of Friday 15th November 2013 until 6 o'clock on the morning of Monday 18th November 2013.

The normal 34 mile drive will be doubled as drivers try to make their way around the roadworks.

The Highways Agency says the work - on one part of the carriageway - is essential to resurface the stretch of road and waterproof it. Penny Silvester has been gauging the impact of the work.

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