MOTORISTS are facing rush hour chaos this morning with delays of up to 40 minutes along a major Hampshire motorway.

Traffic has been crawling along at an average speed of just 10 mph in both directions on the M27.

Heavy congestion has been reported at junction five and 11 eastbound and between junctions ten and nine west.

Those tailbacks have caused major delays for commuters travelling through Eastleigh this morning, with Leigh Road badly affected.

One driver said it had taken them 30 minutes to drive from the Peter Cooper roundabout on Charles Watts Way in Hedge End to the M27 turning.

In Winchester, traffic was reported to be “incredibly slow” inbound aloing Badger Farm Road and Romsey Road from the M3 Hockley Link.

Traffic monitoring service ROMANSE has not reported any accidents but urged drivers to delay their journeys until the queues have cleared.