THE A303 is expected to remain closed after a crash near Andover last night. 

The A303 is closed eastbound between the A338, Cholderton, and A342, Andover, for emergency re-surfacing. 

According to National Highways, a crash occurred at approximately 8.36pm on Wednesday, February 21, which resulted in a diesel spillage on the carriageway.

Following an assessment of the carriageway it was decided emergency re-surfacing was required.

The road will remain closed through the morning peak and is likely to remain in place until at least late morning. 

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National Highways are recommending the following diversion route:

  • Road users are advised to follow the Hollow Circle diversion symbol on road signs:
  • From the A303 eastbound, leave at the Parkhouse Cross interchange.
  • Continue to the A338 Salisbury Road T junction. Turn left and join the A338.
  • Continue for approximately 4 miles through South and North Tidworth.
  • At the A3026 Ludgershall Road T junction, turn right and join the A3026.
  • Continue for approximately 2 miles into Ludgershall.
  • At the A342 T junction, continue on the A342 Andover Road.
  • Continue for approximately 4 miles to a roundabout at Weyhill.
  • Use the 2nd exit and continue on the A342 Weyhill Road towards Andover.
  • Follow for approximately 1.5 miles to a roundabout at the A303 Hundred Acre Corner interchange.
  • Use the 3rd exit to rejoin the A303 eastbound.