LONG queues formed on the M3 at Hook this afternoon after a car and van collided.

The crash, involving a blue hatchback car and a white van, took place on the northbound carriageway near junction 5 at 2.30pm. One of the vehicles also collided with the central barrier.

Three people were treated for minor injuries.

Two lanes of the northbound carraigeway were closed while the vehicles were recovered and engineers from the Highways Agency swept the carriageway.

The motorway was cleared just before 4pm this afternoon.