Accident causes delays on M27

Police at the scene of the crash on the M27 today. Picture: Highways Agency

Police at the scene of the crash on the M27 today. Picture: Highways Agency

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An accident caused delays on the M27 near Portsmouth today.

The crash led to the temporary closure of the two outside lanes where the fourth-lane eastbound carriageway reduces to three on the approach to Junction 12.

The vehicles involved were quickly moved to the hard shoulder after the accident at around 8am, but tailbacks soon stretched back to Junction 8.

Officials at the ROMANSE traffic centre said drivers were experiencing delays of around 20 minutes.

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