A ROAD has remained closed for several hours after a car smashed into a lamppost.

Thames Valley Police have sealed of Whitley Wood Lane, Reading, after the crash earlier today.

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It is believed to have happened shortly after 10am and involved a car crashing into a lamppost.

It is not known if the driver was injured.

Pictures show significant damage to the fronright-handnd side of the car and the lamppost had been completely toppled.

It happened just outside D&D's convenience shop, and the section of road outside has been closed.

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Traffic reports show minor queues in the area as a result, it is not known when the road will be reopened.

Reading Buses has said it is diverting around the closure by using Hartland Road Whitley Wood Road both directions.