Delays on the M27 as goats cause havoc with residual delay of up to 60 minutes

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A major Hampshire motorway was at a standstill today after reports that a number of animals were loose.

Traffic was held on the M27 Westbound between junction 4 (M3) and junction 3 (M271) near Rownhams at around 4pm on Monday, July 8 due to loose animals. It was reported that a number of goats were loose on the road while traffic was held to shepherd them away.

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National Highways South East posted on X: “Incident cleared and all lanes reopened on the #M27 westbound between J4 (#M3) and J3 (#M271). We're reporting residual delays of up to 60 minutes above usual journey times. Please allow extra time if travelling in the area this afternoon.”

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