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A36 Bath reopened after fatal crash

The A36 Lower Bristol Road in Bath has re-opened both ways following the fatal collision earlier today.

Avon and Somerset police say:

"We know the closure caused disruption to traffic and the bus network and we'd like to thank the public for their patience while we carried out our examination of the scene and cleared the road.

"Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victim and our enquiries into the circumstances of this collision will continue."

Buses affected by fatal crash in Bath

Credit: ITV News

There is a limited First Bus service in Bath this morning due to a fatal accident that has blocked the entrance to its depot.

A serious crime scene, following a road traffic accident that happened in the early hours of this morning (not involving First Bus), has blocked the entrance to the First Bus depot on Lower Bristol Road.

Therefore, unfortunately, First Bus is unable to mobilise its 150 strong bus fleet and will be operating a very limited service in Bath this morning until such time as the police clear the crime scene.

– Firstbus spokesperson

The firm apologises for the inconvenience and says it is making every effort to secure buses from elsewhere across its network.

It is running a limited service between Bath and Bristol and on the Park and Ride but in the main services won’t operate.

Traffic chaos in Bath due to fatal collision

The crash happened on Lower Bristol Road near Rackfield Place Credit: ITV News

The A36 Lower Bristol Road in Bath is closed following a fatal collision this morning.

At just before 3am, a car hit a warehouse building on the A36, at the junction of Rackfield Place and close to Twerton Park Football Ground.

A woman sadly died as a result of this collision.

Police say the road is likely to remain closed for several hours while the scene is fully examined and then cleared.

They are advising motorists to avoid the area and find alternative routes.

Bus services will be significantly affected as a result and anyone who normally travels by bus along this route to visit the First Bus website here

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