A SECTION of the M3 is closed after a spillage earlier tonight caused a number of crashes.
The northbound carriageway is shut between junctions 9 and 4a due to a major diesel spillage from a vehicle travelling on the road.
A number of collisions have occurred following the spillage, which emergency services are dealing with.
A police spokesman said the road will be closed until further notice.
They are advising motorists to avoid the area and seek alternative routes.
The spokesman added: 'We thank you for your patience while our officers deal with the situation.'
Anyone with concerns or in need of advice should call 101.