Fatal A370 crash: Schools ask parents to pick children up early due to road closures

PUBLISHED: 14:18 09 June 2017 | UPDATED: 15:53 09 June 2017

The A370 was closed while the air ambulance attended the incident in Congresbury. Picture Tony Beeston (Twitter)

The A370 was closed while the air ambulance attended the incident in Congresbury. Picture Tony Beeston (Twitter)

Tony Beeston

Both of the St Anne’s primary school sites in Weston-super-Mare are asking parents to begin collecting children early, as the A370 looks set to remain closed for up to four hours following a fatal accident.

The statement from St Anne's Primary School.The statement from St Anne's Primary School.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary has begun an investigation after a man died in an accident involving a lorry this morning (Friday).

The accident happened at around 10am in Station Road, in Congresbury.

The A370 is closed between Junction 21 of the M5 and Smallway junction in Congresbruy.

An air ambulance was called to the incident, but sadly the man died at the scene.

A spokesman from St Anne’s Primary School, which has campuses in Hewish and West Wick, said: “We’ve just heard from the police that the A370 and J21 are shut and will not reopen for some time (three to four hours).

“Please start coming to collect your children as soon as possible.

“We will look after children until you can get to us.

“Please, where possible, car share.”

Avon and Somerset police have also tweeted to ask people collecting students from St Andrews School in Congresbury to try to walk, but to access the school via Congresbury and not via Hewish.

UPDATE: The A370 has been reopened.


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