DRIVERS heading south are facing delays this morning (Tuesday) after an accident on the M3 towards Winchester.

An incident at Junction 9 on the southbound carriageway had left one lane blocked near Winnall roundabout.

The road has since been cleared but delays of up to 30 minutes remain on the motorway.

The incident is also causing tailbacks on the A34, where the dual-carriageway joins the M3 at Winnall roundabout.

Queues back to Kings Worthy have been reported, with 40 minute delays expected.