Drivers on the M3 faced delays earlier on Wednesday, April 17, due to a suspected vehicle fire.

One lane of M3 northbound between junction 7 (A30 Dummer) and junction 6 (A339 Basingstoke) was blocked while emergency services dealt with the incident, causing congestion to build up.

Thankfully, the incident was quickly attended and all lanes were cleared.

#M3 Northbound - all lanes now CLEARED between J7/A30 #Dummer and J6/#A339 #Basingstoke after an earlier vehicle fire, delays gone.

Later a fire service spokesperson said it was a false alarm.

"We attended a call out to a suspected car fire on the M3 between Jcts 6 and 7 this morning (17 April). Upon arrival and inspection of the vehicle it was found to be a false alarm."

A police spokesperson said: "We were called at 9.58am today (17 April) to a report of a vehicle fire on the M3 northbound, between J6 and J7. No injuries were reported."