Car fire blocks M27 lanes and causes heavy delays

A VEHICLE fire blocked two lanes on the M27 westbound and causing heavy delays of about 75 minutes.

Hampshire County Council’s live traffic service said the incident happened between junction 9 for Park Gate and junction 8 for Bursledon – and that there were heavy delays in both directions.

Picutre: Highways England

Picutre: Highways England

Police said heavy smoke caused visibility issues.

One lane remained blocked before being reopened along with the other one, but road users still faced delays of more than an hour from junction 11 at Fareham.