POLICE have closed one lane of the A31 near Ringwood following reports of a collapsed manhole.

Drivers are experiencing long delays on the A31 eastbound after one lane of the dual carriageway has been blocked off clos to 6pm.

This comes nearly three hours after officers had to close one lane of the A31 near Ringwood westbound following a collision involving two vehicles.

Police are still on the scene, and await assistance from Dorset Hiughways with the situation.

More information is to follow.