We have just heard from the police that the A34 is closed southbound at Litchfield.

From the Police:
Please avoid the A34 southbound at Litchfield this afternoon (Friday).
We’ve had a serious injury collision there involving a car and two coaches and the road has been closed off.

BBC reports (3.52pm):
Delays on A34 northbound between the Whitchurch junction and the Litchfield junction, because of people slowing to look at an accident.

Highways Agency and AA Reports:
The A34 southbound is closed between the junctions with the A343 and the A303, due to a serious accident. Road expected to re-open from 7:00 pm.

UPDATED 4.15pm

From Hampshire Police Twitter:
Sadly, an elderly woman involved in the collision on the A34 southbound at Litchfield has died. She was a passenger in the car. If you’re stuck in traffic, the s/bound should be re-opening in the next 45mins to an hour.

Any witnesses please to Whitchurch Roads Policing unit on 101 or 0845 045 45 45 if you’re calling from outside Hampshire.

UPDATED 5.30pm

The road has been reopened in both directions.

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