AN ACCIDENT on the motorway is causing delays this morning.

Traffic is building on the M27 after an accident which initially blocked all lanes of the motorway.

The incident happened on the M27 eastbound approaching junction three.

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Delays of at least 40 minutes were reported in the area, but lanes were reopened by 8.45am.

Traffic is also building on the M271 northbound and is very slow around the Redbridge roundabout up to the M27.

There is no word yet on any injuries.