Chaos as accident closes A338 for three hours

A338 closed at Castle Lane after car overturned

A338 closed at Castle Lane after car overturned

First published in News

The A338 northbound was closed to traffic from the Cooper Dean roundabout for three hours this mornign after a car overturned and caught fire.

The accident happened just before the Blackwater junction at 6am and the road was closed while recovery work took place.

Traffic was gridlocked across the town from 7am, with all major roads across the town at a standstill. We've started live updates - you can let us know what you think here. This story is now closed for comments.

Police were directing traffic off the Wessex Way at the Cooper Dean flyover.

By 7.30am, cars were backed up to the Springbourne junction and traffic levels were along Castle Lane and into Christchurch, along Barrack Road. By 8.30am traffic was backing up to Richmond Hill.

And traffic inbound into town was congested by gridlock at the St Paul's roundabout.

The road was reopened at 9am.


Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree