This article has been updated.

TRAFFIC is clearing on a stretch of dual-carriageway near Andover after an incident earlier this evening (Wednesday).

Congestion had been building on the westbound carriageway, near the Esso garage, just past the Barton Stacey junction.

Police and fire service were at the scene. One onlooker told the Advertiser that it appeared the incident, understood to have happened shortly after 6pm, involved a car and a motorbike.

But delays have since eased with traffic now returning to normal levels.

Hampshire Constabulary has been contacted for a comment.