SEVERE traffic has greeted commuters on a Hampshire motorway this morning after a vehicle broke down.

Delays have been building up on the M3 northbound after the incident, which happened at the junction nine interchange with the A34 at Winnall, Winchester.

Slow-moving traffic was stretching back past Eastleigh.

Things were worsened by roadworks at the junction of Southgate Street and the High Street with traffic stacking back towards St Cross.

On Monday there were two breakdowns in roughly the same area that also caused major delays.