Tailbacks build as bomb disposal units rush to closed section of M3 motorway

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Bomb disposal units have been called out after emergency services shut a section of the M3 motorway, causing travel misery for thousands of motorists.

Scores of vehicles are said to be caught up in the closure after Hampshire police shut the motorway between junctions 9 and 11 near Winchester in the early hours of Saturday.

Police said they were called to the scene at 3.49am to reports of "potential hazardous material in the road".

Nobody is said to be hurt.