A CAR has crashed into the central reservation on the M3, causing miles of traffic.

The incident happened on the southbound carriageway between junction 11 and 12, near Winchester, at about 1pm.

Two lanes of the road are currently shut and emergency services have been called to the scene.

A Highways England statement says: "Highways South East, Hampshire Police, and South East Coast Ambulance are all on scene.

"Approximately three miles of congestion on the approach.

"Please plan ahead."

It is not known if anyone has been injured in the crash.