A303: Mere lane closure for "foreseeable future"

A303: Mere lane closure for "foreseeable future"

Published by Jack Deery at 11:17am 9th September 2019. (Updated at 12:34pm 9th September 2019)

It's because a vehicle crashed into a safety barrier just after midnight on Sunday (September 8th).

Highways England have not been able to confirm when the lane will be reopened due to "severe damage" to the barrier eastbound between the junctions of the B3092 near Zeals and the B3095 near Mere.

Fire crews from Mere, Gillingham and Wincanton attended the scene and a man believed to be in his 20s was taken to hospital with a suspected minor head injury.

A303 Barrier
The incident happened early on Sunday morning

The fire service remained there until Highways England arrived.

The vehicle was recovered at 6.15am and the closure was reduced from two lanes to one. 

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