Several cars have skidded and crashed on the M3 after a coach leaked diesel for THREE junctions this evening.
The M3 motorway is closed tonight between Junction 7 (Basingstoke) and Junction 4 (Farnborough) after a series of crashes.
The incident is thought to have begun when a coach apparently leaked diesel along the carriageway.
It is believed to have started leaking around junction 7 and the problem wasn't realised until the coach reached Fleet Services.
The spillage caused several accidents as vehicles skidded in the diesel, , Eagle Radio in Surrey and Hampshire reports.
Highways England described the spillage as 'substantial' and says it is currently in the process of an 'extensive clean-up operation'.
There is a large amount of congestion in the area.
Highways England is advising drivers to avoid the area and seek alternative routes - some of whom will be returning from holidays in the south west back to London.
There is no information as to when the road will reopen - or how bad the crashes were at this stage.
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