EMERGENCY services rushed to a road traffic accident involving a HGV, a van and a car on the M27 this morning.

Two lanes were blocked between the Junction 5 slip road and Junction 9 from 6.47am.

There were 75-minute delays due to the incident and all vehicles involved in the accident have now been recovered.

It is currently unknown whether anyone was injured.

Highways England tweeted: 'There are 75 minute delays on the approach to this #M27 incident (above usual journey times) spanning 8 miles back to J9. Average speeds on the approach to J5 are 5 mph. Please consider using alternative routes if possible.

'Lanes 2&3 are still currently closed to allow emergency services to work safely. Thank you for your patience.'

UPDATE 8am - Highways England tweeted: '#M27 J5 #Stoneham to J4 #Chilworth - all vehicles have now been recovered and all lanes are now running. Many thanks for your patience during this incident. #Hants.'