The STREETS of Basingstoke were looking bare during rush hour when usually it would be filled with commuters.

The lockdown meant there were only a handful of cars seen on the A339 towards black dam roundabout between 8 and 9am on Wednesday April 1.

Cars normally headed for the M3, A30 west, the A33 and A339 would be packed with commuters on their way to work.

But this morning saw empty roads since the UK government implemented new travel restrictions in the wake of Covid-19 outbreak.

Basingstoke Gazette:

On the way into Basingstoke town centre, there was no cars seen in sight.

The car park spaces listed on the road sign were pretty full, with over 2,000 spots freed up in Festival Place and hundreds of other spaces available in The Anvil, Vyne Meadow and Top of the Town.

Basingstoke Gazette:

In the heart of Basingstoke, there was not a person, car or heavy loading vehicle seen.

The clear blue skies and warm weather meant that you could experience the full effect of the town's natural surroundings, including the trees on the roundabouts.

Basingstoke Gazette:

On the high street, there was one silver car spotted waiting at the junction.

The traffic lights were operating as normal but with barely any traffic to let through during the lockdown.

Basingstoke Gazette:

On the A339, three cars were spotted on the roads in both directions in rush hour during the lockdown.

Cars heading for Newbury, Headley, Kingsclere, Winklebury, Worting and Rooksdown were few and far between.

Basingstoke Gazette:

On the M3, three white vans were spotted in the morning, travelling in both directions.

Because of the lockdown, there was barely any traffic on the roads.