DASH-CAM images captured by a driver traveling along the A33 this morning show dozens of members of the traveler community along the road.
The road was finally reopened in the late morning after two days of disruption.
Police witnessed an unauthorized horse and trap race along the Basingstoke to Winchester road this morning for the second day and were forced to close part of the road “as a safety measure for drivers” .
These images were captured by a member of the public at 7 a.m. this morning, showing hundreds of people present, with vehicles and horses lining the road.
Yesterday, police seized three vehicles and arrested one person for drug driving.
A member of the public told the Gazette the races resumed this morning before 6.30 am, in the presence of “dozens of travelers with ponies” and police officers.
It was reported yesterday that around 200 people were participating in the unauthorized event, blocking the roadway and disrupting traffic.
Despite this, police allowed the event to continue and the road closure was not lifted until around 4:30 p.m., with police remaining on site for much of the day.
Winchester Police posted an update on Twitter around 11 a.m. this morning to say the road is now clear and has reopened, thanking the public for their “patience and support.”
The # A33 northbound is now free and has been reopened. Thanks for your patience and support. 27211
– @WinchesterCops (@WinchesterCops) May 2, 2021