THERE were delays on a major road this morning following a crash.

Police closed lane two of the A31, by Picket Post, after a collision involving three cars.

The closure sparked long delays and officers urged drivers to find alternative routes, while the road closure was in place.

The road reopened around 12pm although there were still some residual delays in the area.

Two elderly people - one male and one female - were taken to Southampton General Hospital, although it is not known how serious their injuries are.