A3(M) at Horndean closed by police after man spotted wrong side of overhead bridge barriers

A BUSY road was closed today after a man was spotted the wrong side of the overhead bridge barrier.

Sunday, 1st August 2021, 4:08 pm
Updated Sunday, 1st August 2021, 4:37 pm
A3(M) traffic. Picture by Stuart Vaizey

Both carriageways of the A3(M) at Horndean between J1 and J2 were closed at 3pm on Sunday after the man was spotted and emergency services were called.

The footbridge that runs over the A3(M), accessible from Portsmouth Road, was also closed.

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The road and bridge reopened by 3.40pm.

A police spokeswoman said: 'We're pleased to tell you the carriageways and bridge are now reopen.

‘We had been responding to a concern for welfare report after a man was spotted on the wrong side of the bridge barrier. He is now safe and receiving support.’

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