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A FIVE-vehicle smash is causing delays for commuters in Portsmouth this evening.

The collision happened shortly after 5.37pm on the westbound carriageway of the A27 near the Eastern Road off-slip.

The crash involved five vehicles on the A27 westbound by the Eastern Road junction

The crash involved five vehicles on the A27 westbound by the Eastern Road junction

It is causing lengthy tailbacks on the road past the A3 junction.

Police are at the scene with paramedics treating the injured.

A fire crew from Cosham has also been called to conduct scene safety and clear up fuel which has spilled onto the road.

A spokeswoman for Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed the incident and said: ‘Five vehicles were involved.

‘We are conducting scene safety. All casualties have been recovered. We have not had to cut anybody free from their vehicle.’