A LORRY brought traffic to a standstill after overturning on one of the busiest routes into Southampton today.

The accident happened at 12.49pm on the roundabout at junction three of the M27 where it meets the M271.

The driver managed to escape from the lorry and fire services were dispatched to wash away fuel that had leaked on to the road.

The vehicle was recovered and the road re-opened at about 5pm.