Long delays on M27 after traffic lights failure

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A traffic lights failure led to long delays on the M27 this morning.

The problem at the start of the M271 into Southampton left westbound traffic tailing back several miles to junction 5 of the M27 for Southampton Airport and Eastleigh

Romanse traffic managers said delays of about 25 minutes had been reported on the M27 westbound approach.

The M271 was also gridlocked towards the Redbridge roundabout.

Drivers were urged to avoid using the exit and seek other routes.