THE A30 northbound at Hatch was closed this morning due to a serious accident.

The accident involving a motorbike and a car happened at around 5.29am but police are warning the closure is likely to remain in place for some time.

The road reopened in the early afternoon, at 12.24pm.

As of 8.30am, both lanes of the northbound A30 were closed while one lane southbound was also shut.

The incident happened between Greywell Road and Andwell Lane.

Motorists looking to use the A30 northbound are being advised to travel via the M3 to Junction 5.

Police are appealing for anyone travelling on the A30 at the time of the collision who may have any information or dash cam footage, to call 101, quoting reference 072.