ONE lane of a major Hampshire road is currently blocked whilst emergency services deal with a vehicle fire.

The southbound lane of the M3 between junction 6 and junction 7 is blocked after a small van caught fire.

Firefighters from Basingstoke and Hartley Wintney were called to the scene at 2.55pm, where the van’s load – synthetic rock foam – was set alight.

Emergency services are currently still on the scene dealing with the fire using hoses and foam to put out the fire.

Traffic is heavy, but moving slowly.

More information to follow.