THE M3 has been closed between Hook and Basingstoke this morning after what Highways England are calling a 'major incident'.

The southbound carriageway is shut between junction 5 (A287) and junction 6 (A339/Black Dam roundabout) after a car crashed into the central reservation during the morning rush hour.

Traffic maps show serious delays building past junction 5 and on the diversion routes - the A287 and A30.

The accident was first reported on traffic service ROMANSE at around 7.45am.

Hampshire Constabulary say that a car has hit the central reservation, with officers on scene.

South Central Ambulance Service have been contacted for comment.

More to follow.