A3 Hindhead Tunnel reopens following earlier incident involving police

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A3 Hindhead Tunnel Credit: PA

Police have been on scene of an incident on one of the South's key A-roads.

The Hindhead Tunnel on the A3 in Surrey was closed in both directions between the A333 and the A283 near Milford on Saturday morning.

On social media, National Highways had said, "The #A3 HindheadTunnel is currently closed in both directions due to a technical issue in the tunnel. "Resources are currently working to rectify the issue. More updates to follow."Please allow extra time for your journey."

Drivers faced a nine mile diversion route with National Highways warning of disruption.

Those stuck in the queues shared their experience on X, the platform formally known as Twitter.

User TinTrousers said, "We are at the front northbound, no way of turning unlike those behind who are reversing up the slip road. We are trying to get to Heathrow for a work flight. Why have the closure lights after the exit slip road?!"

While Ryan Marsh added, "How long will this take? Not going to lie I’m at the very front and busting for a wee soon."

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