A car on fire is causing some disruption on the M3 this afternoon Tuesday 23rd July 2019.

There are tailbacks on the eastbound carriageway of around a mile and traffic is slowing on the westbound because of the high volume of smoke blowing across both carriageways.

The car has stopped just after the exit for Fleet Services and has its bonnet open with smoke billowing from underneath, there are also reported to be, sparks flying from the engine.

Emergency services were racing to the scene at the time of the report being received.

Drivers are advised to find an alternative route.