A main road between Andover and Newbury has been closed this afternoon following an accident. 

Police at the scene told this newspaper that they were dealing with a road traffic collision. 

The inicident happened on the A343 near Hurstbourne Tarrant. Drivers are being re-directed onto Doiley Hill. 

Hampshire Constbulary has been contacted for further comment.

The bus company Stagecoach described the incident as a "fatal accident" and warned of disruption. 

Andover Advertiser:

The post read: "Due to fatal accident on the A343, near #Hurstbourne Tarrant, the 5pm service 7 from #Andover to #Newbury, will be diverted via the A34 and resume the route at #Penwood.

"The 5.55pm from #Newbury to #Andover, No 7,will also divert on this route."

We will bring you more information as we get it.