MOTORISTS have been warned of long delays on a Hampshire motorway after a multi vehicle accident.

The crashes - which police say were two separate incidents - involved eight cars and happened on the M3 northbound and has been moved on to the hard shoulder.

It partially blocked the motorway junction 13 A335 at Chandlers Ford and junction 12 A335  at Eastleigh.

There are reports of another two separate crashes on the M27 eastbound and westbound just west of Whiteley.

Daily Echo:

PICTURED: A map showing the extent of the traffic disruption (ROMANSE)

The incident is also causing congestion on the M3 back on to the M27 at Whiteley.

UPDATE 9.25am: Traffic has returned to normal in the area