m3 closed following pile upAnother accident on the M3 near to Micheldever this morning at about 11am has closed the road.

All lanes of the M3 southbound are shut at East Stratton, between junctions eight and nine and police are diverting traffic off the motorway and on to the A303.

Advertise with Romsey & VillagesThe pile up involves four cars, police have confirmed that a Vauxhall Astra, a Renault Clio, Ford Focus and Audi A3 were involved in the collision.

A spokesperson for South Central Ambulance Service has said that five people are being treated, one has serious injuries. The other four, have minor injuries and will require hospital treatment.

Emergency services are on the scene, including four ambulances.

Highways England are currently reporting that the event is expected to clear between 15:30 and 15:45.

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m3 closed following pile upOne person stuck in the tailbacks has taken to Twitter to post a photograph of a woman sunbathing on the road whilst traffic is at a standstill. 

Hampshire Roads Policing Unit have since posted on social media:

“Please don’t do this.

“Motorcycles could be filtering and traffic could move at any time.

“This is very dangerous.”

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