Live updates as overturned crane cause A3 to be shut northbound in Hampshire

A major road closure is in place on the A3 in Hampshire this evening.

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 4:31 pm
The A3 is closed northbound.

The road is currently closed on the northbound carriageway between Sheet on-slip and the Liss junction.

Police have said that the road closure has been put in place due to overturned mobile crane.

Highways England tweeted: ‘Recovery has been arranged however the closure is likely to be protracted’.

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There are delays back to the A272 Winchester Road, Hampshire County Council’s ROMANSE traffic account.

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Live updates as A3 closed after crane overturns

Last updated: Wednesday, 12 May, 2021, 18:37

  • A3 closed northbound this evening
  • Mobile crane has overturned

Police confirm ‘minor injuries’ from overturned lorry incident

Hampshire Constabulary say minor injuries have been sustained as a result of the incident.

In a statement to The News, a spokeswoman for the police force said: ‘We are currently on scene dealing with a collision after a heavy goods vehicle overturned on the A3.

‘Minor injuries have been reported. Heavy goods vehicles are advised to take the A32 exit, and travel north on the A272.’

A3 delays expected for much of the evening

Reminder - Highways England have said that they expect delays to ‘likely be protracted’ while the overturned crane is recovered this evening.

A diversion route is in place - find out more here

No-one was injured in the crash which saw the mobile crane overturn

Here is what Highways England have said

This is what police have said

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