MOTORISTS experienced delays on Sunday after the A31 was closed in both directions due to a a crash near Little Canford.

The collision, which is believed to involve three vehicles, took place between Canford Bottom roundabout and Merley roundabout forcing the stretch of the main road to be shut.

Traffic built up on the A31, as well as other roads in the area.

Heading westbound, queues were almost back to the Ameysford roundabout, while there were delays back along the eastbound carriageway beyond Merley roundabout.

At around 7.10pm the eastbound side of the road reopened, however, westbound remained shut while emergency services dealt with the incident. A diversion was in place via B3073, A348, A341 and A349.

The road fully reopened at around 8pm.

The Daily Echo has contacted Dorset Police for more details.