MOTORISTS are facing total gridlock this morning after one of Southampton’s busiest bridges was shut.
Commuters trying to get into city from the Woolston side of town are facing massive delays as a result of the closure following the death of a man.
The bridge is expected to remain shut until at least 2pm while police carry out investigations.
Long queues are snaking along Patterson Hill, Pear Tree Avenue and into Woolston, with very little movement.
Portsmouth Road and Bridge Road are also at a standstill.
There are reports of slow moving inbound traffic along Bevois Valley Rd approaching St Marys Road and Dorset Street.
Meanwhile all buses going through Itchen Bridge are diverted via the Northern Bridge.