Major delay on M271 motorway after 2.5 tonnes of silt blocked junction three with M27

Daily Echo: The silt on junction three of the M27. The silt on junction three of the M27.

A BUSY junction has been reopened after a lorry shed its 2.5 tonne load of sand sparking chaos on a Hampshire motorway.

Drivers had faced delays of up to 30 minutes on the M271 northbound leaving Southampton.

It came after a lane was closed on the junction three roundabout of the M27 when a lorry shed its load.

Police descended on the scene and queues were reported on the westbound off slip from the same roundabout.

But the large pile of dark grey silt has since been cleared up and traffic is now easing in the area with delays down to ten minutes.

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12:55pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Hamlet64 says...

Hope the driver of the lorry is banned from driving for a year.
Hope the driver of the lorry is banned from driving for a year. Hamlet64
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8:30pm Wed 29 Jan 14

andysaints007 says...

Hamlet64 wrote:
Hope the driver of the lorry is banned from driving for a year.
PRATT
[quote][p][bold]Hamlet64[/bold] wrote: Hope the driver of the lorry is banned from driving for a year.[/p][/quote]PRATT andysaints007
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8:45am Thu 30 Jan 14

Bassett Boy says...

Half a dozen guys with shovels could have shifted that in ten minutes!
Half a dozen guys with shovels could have shifted that in ten minutes! Bassett Boy
  • Score: 1

3:43pm Thu 30 Jan 14

WalkingOnAWire says...

This reminds me of a similar incident when a load of sand and gravel was accidentally dumped on a football pitch 30 minutes before kick-off. Spectators with shovels were able to clear most of it away and the game went ahead. The home team won 2-1 on aggregate.
This reminds me of a similar incident when a load of sand and gravel was accidentally dumped on a football pitch 30 minutes before kick-off. Spectators with shovels were able to clear most of it away and the game went ahead. The home team won 2-1 on aggregate. WalkingOnAWire
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