A31 Hogs Back reopens after car fire closed eastbound carriageway

By Daniel Gee   |   Head of Content   |
Wednesday 19th January 2022 9:52 am
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An aerial view looking east along the Hogs Back towards Guildford
An aerial view looking east along the Hogs Back towards Guildford (Creative Commons )

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THE A31 Hogs Back reopened early on Wednesday morning after a car fire closed the eastern carriageway between the A331 Blackwater Valley and Puttenham junctions for much of Tuesday.

Surrey Fire and Rescue received reports of a car fire at the White Lane, Tongham/A31 Hogs Back junction during the Tuesday morning rush-hour at 7.50am.

Surrey County Council later confirmed the road closure just before midday on Tuesday, with emergency resurfacing works scheduled to take place overnight.

A council spokesman confirmed the A31 Hogs Back was reopened early Wednesday morning, paying tribute to “the hard work of all of our teams working through the night”.

The key developments so far:
  • Surrey Fire and Rescue responded to a car fire at the White Lane/A31 Hogs Back junction at 7.50am
  • Surrey Highways later confirmed the A31 eastbound carriageway was closed between the A331 and Puttenham junctions shortly before midday
  • Surrey Highways has warned motorists to expect the road to remain closed until tomorrow (Wednesday)
  • Road users are being urged to ‘please avoid the area or divert well before the closure’

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