DRIVERS faced heavy delays on the A27 earlier this afternoon after a vehicle caught fire in the middle of the road.
Firefighters from Havant, Emsworth and Chichester were called to the A27 westbound to a vehicle fire in the central reservation, between Chichester and Emsworth.
The fire crews spent about 20 minutes tackling the blaze – but received 50 calls to 999 from concerned motorists.
A spokesman from Hampshire Fire and Rescue said: ‘We were called at 2.55pm to a vehicle fire in the central reservation – the cause of which is unknown.
‘Nobody was injured in the blaze.
‘We’ve had a similar number of calls for similar incidents in the past; because it is in the middle of the road everyone can see it.’