MOTORISTS are facing severe delays and a road is closed after a water main burst.

The incident is ongoing at Hamble Lane, near the Tesco superstore, and has resulted in severe tailbacks in all directions.

It was initially thought that the incident was a gas leak but it has been confirmed it was due to a burst water main.

A traffic map from the area shows delays in both directions on the A27 Bridge Road, on Hamble Lane itself, on the M27 link road, and on Botley Road.

Drivers are being advised to avoid the area.