M3 Winchester closed: Thousands of drivers hit by delays
23 September 2017 News
The M3 has reopened hours after being closed because of “potential hazardous material” on the road.
Thousands of motorists were caught in long queues on the motorway and surrounding roads.
Police said a bomb disposal team had been at the scene of the closure between junctions nine and 11 at Winchester.
The motorway was closed in both directions from about 04:00 BST, but fully reopened at about 15:30.
Hampshire Constabulary said officers were working with fire crews and the Ministry of Defence’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team to establish what the material on the road was.
It has not yet given any further details.