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Three car smash causing delays on A31 at Ringwood
11:50am Thursday 3rd October 2013 in News
A THREE vehicle smash is causing lengthy delays for motorists in Hampshire.
The accident happened on the A31 in Ringwood shortly before 8am this morning, and tailbacks have built up on the road's westbound carriageway, as far as junction two of the M27.
The tailback stretches back 12 miles all the way across the New Forest towards the M27 and is causing delays of at least an hour.
The Highways Agency is warning that it may be 2pm before normal travel conditions return.
A police spokesman said no-one has been seriously hurt in the accident, which happened near to the Fish Inn on the western side of Ringwood.
Although the westbound carriageway is partially block as work to recover the vehicles begins, the road is partially open.
Emergency servcies are still waiting to remove a lorry inovolved in the accident as well as deal with a fuel spillage.
Average speeds of just 14mph are reported on the westbound M27 at Ower.
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