M27 closed after car fire with 80 minute delays between Hedge End and Southampton

A CAR fire has caused the M27 to be completely closed this morning.

The incident happened on the westbound carriageway of the motorway between junction 7 for Hedge End and junction 5 for Stoneham.

Highways England have also said that the M27 has been shut eastbound for safety.

They initially tweeted: ‘#M27 j7 #HedgeEnd to J5 #Stoneham #TrafficOfficers currently have westbound traffic held due to a car fire.’

Highways England then later added: ‘Update. For safety and to enable access for @HantsFire the eastbound #M27 also has traffic held in all lanes. #M27 fully closed at this time.’

ROMANSE are warning motorists that there are delays of 80 minutes on the M27 currently.

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Car fire on the M27 this morning. Picture: Highways England