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Summary

  1. Fatal collision on the A33 in Reading
  2. Police have been investigating since 05:15 BST
  3. The A33 is now open in both directions
  4. Traffic problems easing in Reading

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Reading returns to normal

    Reading's traffic has returned to normal after this morning's fatal crash so we are ending our live coverage now.

    For the latest traffic news tune in to BBC Radio Berkshire or follow @BBCBerkshire on twitter.

  2. Police confirm a man died in A33 incident

    Quote Message: Thames Valley Police officers were called at 5.14am today following reports of a collision involving two vehicles on the A33 in Reading. The ambulance service also attended the scene where a man had sadly died. The A33 was closed in both directions but has since reopened. A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is in police custody. Further details will be released later today. from Thames Valley Police
    Thames Valley Police
  3. A33 open in both directions

    Police have opened the A33 in both directions following a fatal collision earlier this morning. 

    One lane remains closed out of town as recovery takes place of the damaged vehicle.

    Police opening A33
  4. Clear-up under way

    Our reporter on the scene tells us the fire service is now clearing the closed section of the road, following the fatal collision earlier.

    The A33 is now back open in both directions past the Matalan junction with a small diversion via the Audi garage while the clear-up takes place.

    Road closed by police
    Image caption: The police closed the A33 at 05:15 BST
  5. Reading fatal collision: Latest traffic news

    Matt Vaughan

    BBC Berkshire travel presenter

    • Big delays on Caversham Road, Richfield Ave, Gosbrook Road and Sonning Bridge
    • Queues on A4 from Sonning over Shepherds Hill roundabout and down into Reading
    • M4 eastbound slow from Junction 12 to Junction 11
    • M4 westbound delays from junction 10 to Junction 11
    • Heavy traffic on Southampton Street, the IDR, through Shinfield, on the A3290, A4 in Southcote, Bath Road west of the town centre, Basingstoke Road, Northumberland Avenue and in Caversham on Gosbrook Road
  6. Traffic at its worst towards M4

    BBC Berkshire's reporters have been sending us images from across the town. Traffic in the town centre has eased in places, but there are still major delays towards all M4 junctions, despite the A33 now being re-opened.

    Traffic at Castle Hill roundabout
    Image caption: The A33 was closed from Castle Hill roundabout at 5:15 BST, but has now re-opened.
    Traffic on the IDR in Reading
    Image caption: The IDR in Reading is gridlocked northbound, but approaches to the A33 are now clear.
    Traffic by the Oracle in Reading
    Image caption: The A33 out of Reading is running much better with queues easing on approaches to the A33.
  7. Tilehurst looking good

    Quote Message: Tilehurst is actually okay right now. The main problems are any of those main routes that go to and from the M4 motorway, towards junction 10, 11 or 12 are struggling big time. If you come along the Oxford road or passing Rivermead, those routes are performing well this morning. from Simon Beasley Reading's traffic manager
    Simon BeasleyReading's traffic manager
  8. Some roads re-open

    Matt Vaughan

    BBC Berkshire travel presenter

    The police are now letting drivers go through the slip road by the Audi garage on the A33 to allow traffic to travel south out of town.

    And northbound police have now opened one lane past the incident near the Matalan junction.

  9. Major delays

    Matt Vaughan

    BBC Berkshire travel presenter

    "Major delays in Reading this morning, Reading traffic looks like it's in a big loop."

    • A33 closed due to an accident at the Matalan Junction
    • The M4 is backing up to J12 from junction 11
    • Basingstoke Road and Bath Road are also suffering
    • Road closed from the Castle Hill Roundabout leaving Reading
    • Road closed from Rose Kiln Lane into Reading
    • J11 roundabout is like a car park, as is the A33 and the IDR
    • Having a knock on affect Southampton Street also in Shinfeild / A3290 and Rose Kiln Lane
    Google maps image of traffic in Reading
  10. Closed for at least two hours

    The police have just told us that they expect the A33 to remain closed for at least two hours as they deal with investigations following a fatal accident this morning.

    Traffic on the A33 in Reading
  11. 'No go area'

    The closure and traffic problems are likely to remain through the morning according to Simon Beasley who runs the traffic systems in Reading for the borough council.

    He tells us there has been damage to traffic signals on the site and his engineers are there making repairs already.

    Quote Message: If you are trying to get into Reading it is awful, it is a complete no go area. from Simon Beasley, Reading Traffic Control
    Simon Beasley, Reading Traffic Control
  12. Fatal accident

    The A33 in Reading is closed from Rose Kiln Lane towards the Castle Hill roundabout due to a fatal accident in the early hours of the morning. We'll be keeping you up to date with all the latest as it happens.

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