A broken down lorry has closed two lanes of the A31, causing long delays on both the A31 and A338.

The tanker lost a wheel on the eastbound carriageway just before the A338 Fordingbridge/Ringwwod turn-off at about 6.15am this morning.

The road was down to two lanes, with the outside lanes closed, between Ashley Heath and the Verwood turn-off. The incident caused long queues on the A31 eastbound and on the A338 northbound.

A recovery lorry arrived on the scene at 7.25am and the road was reopened just after 8am..