A SIX-car pile-up has brought a busy dual-carriageway in Hampshire to a standstill during rush hour tonight.

Emergency services are at the scene of the the shunt happened at 5.15pm on the westbound carriageway of the A31 at Picket Post near the turn-off for Burley.

Two people have been taken to hospital and another was treated at the scene. It is not known how serious the injuries are.

Motorists have reported that the road is blocked and queuing traffic is beginning to tail back towards Cadnam.