DRIVERS faced delays of up to an hour on the M3 today after a car caught fire near Winchester.

Police closed two lanes on the Hampshire motorway (southbound) after the incident involving a black Ford Fiesta just before junction 11 for Winchester south.

Delays of around an hour were reported on the M3, affecting traffic back past junction 9 for Winnall.

Drivers also faced delays on the nearby A34 and A33.

Delays have since eased and the lanes have been reopened.