A31 lorry fire causing traffic delays

A LORRY blaze is causing hold-ups for motorists on the A31 near Stoney Cross this morning (Friday).

Responding to a call-out around 9.40am, firefighters from Ringwood and Burley spent about an hour battling flames engulfing the large goods vehicle eastbound near Picket Post.

The carriageway remained partially blocked between the A338 and the M27, and at around 10.40am delays of up to 50 minutes were reported to have been stretching back to Ringwood.

Traffic was also reported to have been moving slowly eastbound on the A35 near Lyndhurst around 11.15am, with delays of about 20 minutes, after being diverted from the scene.