Thursday, 17 October 2013

Updated: Accident on A34 Northbound @ East Ilsley, Congestion in Surrounding Areas, Diversions via M4

Following updated information from West Berkshire Council:

Please be advised that an incident has occurred along the A34 around East IIsley. The A34 plan has been invoked and the HA called another multi agency telecon during which we established:
 
  • A34 Incident around East Ilsley
           Southbound carriageway has 1 lane running;
           Northbound carriageway  remains  blocked;
            All traffic turned around by police (rearward relief)
           One HGV and 3 broken-down cars remain obstructing the northbound at present
            The car transporter that crashed into the central reservation was successfully dragged off the crash barrier at 12.45
            Support crews are going to sweep the carriageway and assess IF resurfacing is necessary, as a preliminary to a decision on WHEN any resurfacing will take place 
·         Police are  continuing to route traffic onto M4 at Junction 13 to divert either via M4 westbound and A338 northbound or via M4 eastbound and A404 northbound to M40;
·       Other traffic impacts across the Newbury area including northbound traffic queues on A34 south of M4 Junction 13, A338 south of and through Wantage, B4009, old Oxford Road past Chieveley, and expected on B4000 in Wickham/Stockcross area (also linked to the M4 incident)
·      No welfare concerns at present  - police have checked the occupants of the three broken down cars remaining on the A34; 
  • Recovery vehicles and support vehicles on site to assist with removal of the car transporter, and assessment of road surface conditionsand crash barriers
  •  Use of VMS on the wider strategic network to inform drivers.

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