Broken down car and accident cause long queues on A31 near Ringwood

Traffic is slow on the A31. File photo.

Traffic is slow on the A31. File photo.

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A BROKEN down car and an accident is causing huge traffic jams on the A31 near Ringwood tonight.

The vehicle has come to a halt on the westbound carriageway in the outside lane.

There are also reports of an accident on the same stretch of road, involving two vehicles.

It is not known whether the two incidents are related, but the accident was reported at around 6.10pm and recovery is under way.

Traffic heading towards Dorset is slow as a result, with queues as far back as the M271, and traffic heading towards Southampton is also slow, due to people looking at the scene.

The latest information suggests that it could take until around 10pm to clear the scene, due to difficulties moving one of the cars.

 

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7:36pm Thu 31 Jul 14

ifordcherry says...

MOVE IT ???????????
MOVE IT ??????????? ifordcherry
  • Score: 2

10:02pm Thu 31 Jul 14

carl.barrow says...

Bloody ridiculous, spent 1hr stop start traffic from the beginning of the new forest, had an ambulance go past after 20min in, thought must be bad,
Only to get near ringwood and find cones up a police car with lights flashing and a newish jag with NO damage in the outside lane, owner and police chatting away!!!!! Lay by 50 ft on the left WTF MOVE THE DAM CAR MUPPETS .
Bloody ridiculous, spent 1hr stop start traffic from the beginning of the new forest, had an ambulance go past after 20min in, thought must be bad, Only to get near ringwood and find cones up a police car with lights flashing and a newish jag with NO damage in the outside lane, owner and police chatting away!!!!! Lay by 50 ft on the left WTF MOVE THE DAM CAR MUPPETS . carl.barrow
  • Score: 2

11:30pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Branksome snail says...

Yep, about an hour from junction 1 until i passed the same jag sat in the outside lane. Just push the bloody thing. Push it, drag it, anything. Rubbish Solent traffic reports saying slow here and there. I phoned them up. Said "no, it is at least an hour from Stoney Cross to Ringwood" and in the next bulletin they still didn't report it!
Yep, about an hour from junction 1 until i passed the same jag sat in the outside lane. Just push the bloody thing. Push it, drag it, anything. Rubbish Solent traffic reports saying slow here and there. I phoned them up. Said "no, it is at least an hour from Stoney Cross to Ringwood" and in the next bulletin they still didn't report it! Branksome snail
  • Score: 1

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