A MAJOR road into Southampton was shut for more than seven hours following a crash.

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Bitterne Road West was reopened at around 5.45am this morning, following the incident just after 10pm yesterday evening.

This morning, a yellow ‘crash’ sign can be seen on a lamppost near the junction with Bullar Road.

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Police use these in an appeal for witnesses.

A spokesperson for Southampton City Council said at 10.30pm last night: “Bitterne Road West closed by emergency services, inbound at the junction of Bullar Road.

“Please use alternative routes.”

The Echo has contacted the emergency services for further information.

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