Traffic on the A31 is still heavy following a crash near Ringwood this afternoon.

The incident, which is still ongoing, happened on the westbound carriageway after a van collided with the barrier towards the bottom of Poulner Hill.

Traffic is slow for approximately 7 miles and 40 minute delays are expected and slow moving after the M27 exit, with queues back towards Stoney Cross.

Emergency services are currently on the scene and one lane is closed while they deal with the incident..

It is not known if anyone has been injured in the crash.