ONE lane closed and traffic is queuing after a crash on the M3 northbound carriageway this afternoon.

Just before 4pm today (Friday) it was reported that there had been an accident just after junction 12 near Eastleigh.

One lane is currently closed, and delays are building back to junction 11 A3090 Hockley Link (Winchester South).

Traffic England, run by Highways England, has said that the incident is not expected to clear until 6.15pm. Normal traffic conditions are likely to return by 7pm.

AA Traffic News has posted: “One lane closed and queueing traffic due to accident on M3 Northbound from J12 A335 (Eastleigh) to J11 A3090 Hockley Link (Winchester South). Congestion to J13 (Chandlers Ford). Lane three (of three) is closed, not helped by holiday traffic.”

It added that the opposite carriageway is also facing delays as drivers slow to take a look at the accident.