THE M3 has been re-opened after an earlier incident between Hook and Basingstoke.

The southbound carriageway was shut between junctions 5 and 6 for around an hour and a half during this morning's rush hour after a car hit the central reservation just before 8am.

Hampshire Constabulary have confirmed that a vehicle crashed into the barrier, and that officers were on scene, but have not released any further information.

There were delays of up to an hour on approach, as well as 30-minute delays on the A30, which was being used as a diversion.

Delays still remain but are subsiding.