DRIVERS faced severe delays on a major Hampshire road due to a broken down van.

One lane of the A34 was blocked due to a broken down vehicle on the northbound carriageway near Sutton Scotney shortly before 11.30am.

Queues of more than eight miles built back to junction 9 of the M3 for Winnall, as well as on the northbound carriageway of the M3, with delays of around 40 minutes.

Highways England confirmed the van was removed at around noon.