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Lorry fire causes huge tailbacks

No one injured but road closure created long delays

John Garvey

John Garvey


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Lorry fire causes huge tailbacks

A LORRY fire led to the closure of the busy A34 northbound at Milton this morning (Wednesday), causing traffic chaos.

No one has been injured but the incident is creating long delays and tailbacks.

Thames Valley Police reported they were on the scene at 7.30am and two fire engines from the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service engines from Newbury Fire Station were also in attendance.

Both lanes were closed at one stage but one lane was open again by 8.50am

Queues are reportedly stretching back towards the M4 junction 13 at Chieveley.

(Picture by Thames Valley Police Roads Policing Unit)

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  • boris

    04/10/2017 - 21:09

    Every single day there is a hold up accident etc on the a34 firstly ban lorries over taking and secondly we need police patrols to stop bad driving


    • NewburyLad

      05/10/2017 - 10:10

      Shame the Didcot, Newbury and Southampton railway line closed! Surely the majority of lorries on the A34 are starting or ending their journeys at Southampton and are going to/from the Midlands and their loads could easily be carried on 2 or 3 trains North/South trains a day, avoiding Reading. The existing A34 then wouldn't need any draconian new rules and it would be a lot safer and well under capacity.