This article has been updated.

TRAFFIC is easing on a stretch of the A34 near Whitchurch after an earlier crash this afternoon (Tuesday).

Delays had been building after a crash on the northbound carriageway, near Whitway, left one lane blocked.

Tailbacks to Litchfield had been reported and delays of 20 minutes.

However the lane has since been cleared and traffic is now returning to normal levels.

Hampshire Constabulary has been contacted for further information on the crash.