THE A35 remains closed this morning after two HGV lorries were involved in a crash last night.

The crash caused a huge diesel spillage that damaged around 150 metres of road surface.

The road has now re-opened, but had been closed both ways between A37 Monkeys Jump Roundabout and A3066 Sea Road.

The closure remains in place for emergency repairs to the road.

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A spokesperson for National Highways said: "Drivers are advised that the A35 in Dorset is likely to remain closed in both directions throughout the morning following a serious collision.

"Both the east and westbound carriageways are closed between the A37 (Dorchester) and the A3066 (Bridport) following the collision yesterday (Wed) evening.

"Two HGVs were involved in the incident and there was a significant fuel spillage which has damaged some 150m of road surface.

"Resurfacing work is needed to repair the surface and the road is not expected to open until after the morning peak traffic.

"Drivers are advised to allow extra time for journeys or avoid the area if possible."

Details of the diversion routes can be found on the National Highways website.

Bridport Fire Station said at 7pm: "We are currently dealing with a road traffic collision involving a lorry on the A35 between Bridport and Winterbourne Abbas. The road is closed and will be for some considerable time.

"Please avoid the area and find an alternative route."

Dorset Police said earlier: "We are currently at the scene of a road traffic collision on the A35 at Winterbourne Abbas near Dorchester.

"The road is closed between the junction with Winterbourne Steepleton and East Road Roundabout in Bridport to allow emergency services to safely deal with the incident.

"We would ask motorists to please seek alternative routes. Thank you for your patience and understanding."