The A35 will remain closed after the accident of two vehicles

A SECTION of the A35 will remain closed for an “extended period” after an accident, and drivers are warned to plan ahead.

The road is expected to remain closed for some time as a police investigation is due.

Highways England warns motorists to plan ahead and use alternative routes.

A spokesperson said: “The A35 in Dorset is closed in both directions near Dorchester between the A354 (Puddletown) and the B3150 (Stinsford) following a serious collision involving a truck and van .

“Dorset Police are on site with paramedics from the South Western Ambulance Service, Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. Dorset Fire & Rescue is also present.

“Due to the severity of the collision, a police investigation will be necessary and the road will remain closed for an extended period of time for this to be done and for vehicles to be recovered and the road clear.

“There is no official detour road around this section of the A35, so road users planning to use this section of road this morning are urged to plan ahead and use alternative routes. Please allow extra time for your trip. ”

Highways England has now confirmed that the eastbound A35 has reopened along with a westbound lane.

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