UPDATE: A27 clear after lorry jack-knifes

A jack-knifed lorry and a diesel spill have been cleared on the A27.

Thursday, 26th April 2018, 2:20 pm
Updated Thursday, 26th April 2018, 6:26 pm
A jack-knifed lorry on the A27 eastbound has bought traffic to a halt. Picture: Highways England

The incident, which happened eastbound by Eastern Road slip, had blocked lanes one and two eastbound.

Police and firefighters attended and are clearing a large diesel spill.

Highways England said the clean-up finished around 3.30pm.

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A message on Twitter said: ‘Thanks to contractors who have been working hard to treat diesel spillage during the last hour... all work complete. #A27 eastbound within the #A2030 junction near #Farlington #Cosham is now fully OPEN... .. traffic congestion starting to ease approaching from the #’M27 and #M275.’

Traffic had tailed back to Junction 11 of the M27, with drivers told to expect considerable delays.

A Hampshire police spokesman said: ‘It’s a report of a lorry jack-knifed on the A27, it’s by the Farlington turn off.

‘We got this at 11.54am.

A jack-knifed lorry on the A27 eastbound has bought traffic to a halt. Picture: Highways England

‘The lorry is blocking lanes on and two but there’s a third lane there which traffic is getting through.

‘We are there with colleagues from fire.’

He confirmed there were no injuries reported.

Police are appealing for anyone with information on the cause of the incident to get in touch by calling 101 referring to incident 319 of today’s date.

A lorry has jack-knifed on the A27 at Portsmouth.
A lorry has jack-knifed on the A27 eastbound. Picture: Highways England
Traffic on the A27. Picture: Google Maps
A jack-knifed lorry on the A27 eastbound has bought traffic to a halt. Picture: Highways England
A lorry has jack-knifed on the A27 at Portsmouth.
A lorry has jack-knifed on the A27 eastbound. Picture: Highways England
Traffic on the A27. Picture: Google Maps