Major Incident Declared A31


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Officers are currently dealing with a build-up of traffic on the A31, due to the severe weather conditions.  Both the eastbound and westbound carriageways are blocked .

At 8.30pm this evening the situation was declared a major incident, meaning the police are now the lead agency.

 “We have requested military assistance and are on scene with our partners and are working to get people out as soon as possible.  Rest centres are being set up by Hampshire County Council and food and drink is being taken to those who are stranded.

“We would remind motorists to please avoid the area.

“Our message to those on the A31: Help and assistance is on its way.  If you have a medical condition or require urgent assistance, we need to know.  Call us on 101, or in an emergency call 999.

“Please stay in your vehicles and stay as warm as possible – keep your engine running otherwise your battery will drain. If you are running low on fuel then please call 101 and let us know.”