When the A31 will close this evening to recover overturned HGV

The A31 is to close this evening to recover an overturned Heavy Goods Vehicle. At around 1.30pm today (Wednesday, November 17), Hampshire police were called to reports of a lorry colliding with a bridge. The incident occurred on the westbound carriageway of the A31 at Ringwood, before the A338, causing it to overturn.

: Delays on Ringwood A31 due to overturned HGV No injuries have been reported. Currently, one lane is closed on the A31 Westbound between A338 Salisbury Road and Eastfield Lane.

A spokesperson from the police said: “The carriageway will need to be closed to recover the vehicle, so drivers are urged to avoid the route ahead of rush hour.” According to vehicle recovery firm, R D Avery Limited, the A31 will close completely around 5pm to recover the overturned vehicle. It will close at the Poulner junction.

The company says there will be no official diversion route. All HGV vehicles are being asked to divert from M27 Junction 2, and go to Salisbury and back down the A338.

Ref the A31 closure for the overturned HGV. There will be no official diversion route.

The road will be closed at the Poulner junction. All HGV vehicles are being asked to divert from M27 J2 and go to Salisbury and back down the A338. @Wave105Travel @ROMANSE

— R D Avery Limited (@rd_avery) November 17, 2021

The A31w/b at Ringwood will be closed around 5pm for the recovery of the overturned HGV @Wave105Travel @ROMANSE

— R D Avery Limited (@rd_avery) November 17, 2021

#A31 #Ringwood – Lane 1 remains BLOCKED westbound just before #A338 Salisbury Rd due to an overturned lorry, westbound carriageway is due to be CLOSED at approx.

17:00hrs for recovery. https://t.co/kTSKb0CjfX pic.twitter.com/zfITKtRB86

— ROMANSE (@ROMANSE) November 17, 2021

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