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Sheet ice on route between Newbury and Basingstoke

Drivers urged to take extreme care near Swan/A339 roundabout

Jane Meredith

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Jane Meredith

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Weather warning issued as sleet and snow forecast

DRIVERS are warned of sheet ice formed due to flooding on a major route between Newbury and Basingstoke this morning (Wed).

Sheet ice has formed on the A339/Newtown Road, just prior to the Swan roundabout at the junction with the A339.

The sheet ice has formed due to flooding across the carriageway, in either direction, due to plunging temperatures. 

According to Thames Water the flooding is sewage, gushing across the road, the source of which is a privately owned drainpipe.

Newbury firefighters also issued advice this morning (Wed) to drivers to take extreme care in the icy conditions.

This was after a driver's lucky escape when a car flipped on ice on the A4 at Woolhampton earlier this morning.

For more on this story pick up a copy of the Newbury Weekly News tomorrow. 

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  • Louise

    Louise

    30/11/2016 - 16:04

    http://www.thameswater.co.uk/thameswaterlive/index.htm?k=newbury Check above to see your local leaks

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  • TractorMan

    30/11/2016 - 14:02

    Why can't someone just xxxxing fix it!! Sadly think this will be like the B4000 a few years ago when was only fixed when some poor young girl was killed when her car skidded on ice. Yes been like this for weeks and surprisingly enough for Winter it freezes!

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  • grumpy

    30/11/2016 - 12:12

    Why don't they get it sorted out then ???

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  • teertsg

    30/11/2016 - 12:12

    There has been water flowing around that junction for about a week now

    Reply

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