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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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REPORT: Police criticised after M3 closure

Police have been criticised for not revealing more information about a "mysterious" flammable material that sparked an 11-hour closure of the M3.

Thousands of motorists were caught up in long queues when it was shut on Saturday between junctions nine and 11.

Some were trapped for more than eight hours and said more could have been done to keep them informed.

Rachel Hepworth spoke to some of those caught up in the chaos, and former Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, Simon Hayes.

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