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++UPDATED++ Road now open – House fire closes Reading Road in Woosehill – delays to buses and roads

Reading Road
Police and the fire brigade are on the scene at Woosehill dealing with a house fire on Reading Road

FIRE CREWS have been called to a house fire in Reading Road, Woosehill – and to help them tackle the blaze Police closed a section of the road. It has since reopened.

It was shut between the junction of Old Woosehill Lane and Old Forest Road due to an incident. Fire crews are urging the public to stay away from the area if they can.

Traffic was sent down Old Forest Road and Emmbrook Road as a diversion.

Thames Valley Police said in a tweet: “Our priority is to the safe management of the scene and emergency services in attendance.”

Traffic is heavy as a result and bus services have also been delayed.

Reading Buses said that because of the fire and the road closure, the Lion 4/X4 buses are unable to serve stops between Showcase Roundabout and Wokingham Station.

Courtney Buses are diverting the 128 towards Wokingham through Hurst Pond.

We will bring you more information when we have it.

 

 

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