MOTORISTS are facing long delays on the A31 this evening due a road sweeper reportedly being on its side and blocking a lane.

Emergency services are on the scene on the eastbound carriageway between Picket Post and Stoney Cross in the New Forest.

There are reports of queuing traffic back past the Picket Post junction, while traffic is also slow westbound in the area of the incident.

The Daily Echo has contacted Hampshire Constabulary for comment.

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