REGIONAL: Stretch of M3 closed after spillage

Police have closed a section of the M3
Police have closed a section of the M3
Southbound traffic on Fratton Bridge passing the northbound SGN roadworks Picture Byron Melton

SGN staff to work longer hours to speed up Fratton Bridge roadworks in Portsmouth

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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.