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Motorway closed after police discover hazardous material

The M3 had to be closed in both directions following the discovery.

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Explosive team working with fire service to clear potentially hazardous material on M3

Credit: SCAS HART

The M3 continues to be closed in both directions. Police were called at 3.49am to reports of potential hazardous material in the road.

Officers are working alongside partners from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team to establish exactly what it is.

Nobody has been hurt in the incident.

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