MOTORISTS are experiencing heavy delays on the A31 this morning.

There is queuing traffic on the westbound carriageway in the area between Ringwood and Picket Post due to a broken down lorry.

The inside lane of the road is blocked and there are reports of delays of up to 30 minutes.

The incident occurred before 7.30am.

The lorry has broken down around a third of a mile before the slip road for Ringwood and the A338 Salisbury Road.

The road was cleared by around 9am.