Man arrested on suspicion of drug driving after M27 crash brings severe delays to morning commute

A MAN has been arrested after a two car crash caused severe delays on the M27.

Monday, 25th March 2019, 9:40 am
Updated Monday, 25th March 2019, 9:46 am
Traffic queuing on the M27 eastbound this morning. Picture: Highways England

Police were called to reports of a collision on the eastbound carriageway of the motorway between Junction 10 and Junction 11 at 7.13am involving a Ford Fiesta and a Mazda. 

The 39-year-old driver of the Fiesta has been arrested on suspicion of driving whilst unfit through drugs, police have said. 

Following the crash all lanes were closed on the M27 and motorists faced delays of over two hours. 

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Traffic queuing on the M27 eastbound this morning. Picture: Highways England

All lanes have since re-opened on the motorway this morning and Traffic England are reporting that traffic is moving freely now. 

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Two hour delays on M27 after serious crash 

As a result of the earlier crash and the severe disruptions there are delays on other roads across the area. 

Commuters are being warned that there are 20 minute delays on the A27 in Fareham on Western Way/The Avenue as a result of traffic being diverted to the road following the M27 crash. 

On the A334 Botley there are delays of approximately 30 minutes caused by traffic being directed to the road to avoid the M27 this morning. 

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