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Pylon fire causes traffic chaos on A404
A PYLON fire and fallen electricity cables have caused traffic chaos on the A404 near Maidenhead today.
A Thames Valley Police spokesman said this afternoon: "Emergency services are currently at the scene of a pylon fire at the side of the A404 in Burchetts Green, Maidenhead.
"Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service called Thames Valley Police at 12.28pm, to report a wooden pylon between the Burchetts Green roundabout and the A404M was on fire and road closures were required.
"The fire has now been extinguished and it is hoped a temporary repair can be made this afternoon to allow the road to be re-opened, before the damage to the pylon is permanently repaired when the roads are quieter.
"The A404 is closed both ways between junction 9B of the A404M up to the Burchetts Green roundabout. Police resources are also on the M4 in an attempt to stop traffic coming off the M4 onto the A404M and then the A404.
"Traffic in the area is very heavy and motorists are advised to avoid the area and plan alternative routes."
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