DRIVERS travelling to and from Whitchurch today (March 6) face a 29-minute diversion because of an emergency road closure.

Southern Water has closed the B3400 London Street from the centre of Whitchurch going towards Overton and Basingstoke.

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A diversion has been put in place directing traffic needing to get to Basingstoke via Cole Henly, adding an additional 29 minutes to their journey.

Basingstoke Gazette: The road closure in placeThe road is expected to re-open tomorrow.

For further information visit Hampshire County Council's website