A CAR burst into flames on the A31 this morning.

One lane of the westbound carriageway has been left blocked following the incident, which happened at about 11.30am.

Travel information service Romanse says the lane is blocked in Ringwood between Southampton Road and the A338 Salisbury Road.

Delays are building back past Picket Post on the westbound carriageway, and there are also delays heading eastbound.

A picture shared by Hants Road Policing on Twitter showed the car burned-out on the side of the road.