TRAFFIC on the A3M faced major delays due to an over turned car earlier.
The whole of the northbound carriage was closed for over an hour while emergency services work at the scene just past junction three at Purbrook.
Police were called to the scene after a Ford Focus overturned in the central reservation at 10.27am and reopened the road around 11.30am.
One lane remained open during this time through the hard shoulder, but it caused long tail backs.
The male driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries.