M27 near Hedge End sees traffic disrupted due to a roll of carpet blocking westbound lane

DRIVERS on the M27 were confronted with an unfamiliar road surface earlier today – as a roll of carpet blocked a lane of a junction on the major motorway.

Monday, 14th June 2021, 6:02 pm

The carpet obstructed drivers on a westbound lane of junction 7 near Hedge End at about 4.20pm this afternoon.

A tweet from Highways England said: ‘#M27 Westbound Jnc7 #HedgeEnd there is currently a roll of carpet blocking the lane. #TrafficOfficers are towards to remove the carpet.

‘Please take care if travelling in the area.’

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The roll of carpet blocked a lane of junction 7 of the M27 near Hedge End. Picture: Highways England

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The highways authority reported that the carpet had been cleared from the road at 5.37pm.

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