A VAN has overturned and rush-hour traffic is at a standstill following a three-vehicle crash on the A31 this morning.

Emergency services are at the scene of the incident outside McDonald's in Ferndown.

The van is believed to have collided with a lorry and another vehicle near the Palmersford roundabout, also known as the David Phipps roundabout, just after 7am.

Traffic is delayed and access towards Ringwood Road towards Sainsbury's is blocked.

Queues are building westbound on the A31 and northbound on Ringwood Road.

Police and fire crews are at the scene.

Recovery is being requested for the vehicles involved. It is not known if anyone has been hurt.

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