MOTORISTS on a Hampshire motorway this morning are facing long delays due to overrunning road works.

Continuing works by the Highways Agency at junction 5 and junction 6 of the M3 have sparked major traffic jams heading northbound, with drivers experiencing delays of up to 55 minutes.

Only the hard shoulder and lane one had been open, but now all lanes have been reopened, cutting delays to about 30 minutes, reaching as far back as junction 7.

The A30 at Old Basing-Hook is also slow.