The driver attempts to drive through the Traveler horse and trap racing event on the A33

DASH-CAM footage captured by a driver traveling along the A33 this morning shows dozens of members of the travel community lining the road.

The road was finally reopened at the end of the morning after two days of disruption.

Police attended 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’ .

This footage was captured by a member of the public at 7am this morning showing hundreds of people in attendance, with vehicles and horses lining the road.

Yesterday, police seized three vehicles and arrested one person for impaired driving.

A member of the public told the Gazette that the race resumed this morning before 6.30am, with “dozens of travelers with ponies” and police present.

It was reported yesterday that around 200 people were taking part in the unauthorized event, blocking the roadway and disrupting traffic.

Despite this, the police allowed the event to continue and the road closure was not lifted until around 4:30 p.m., as the officers remained there for much of the day.

Winchester Police posted an update on Twitter around 11am this morning to say the road is now clear and has reopened, thanking the public for their ‘patience and support’.

Comments are closed.