Chaos on the M27 after crash left a speedboat stranded on motorway

Chaos on the M27 after crash left a speedboat stranded in the middle of the motorway in smash which sparked six-mile traffic jams

  • The boat was being towed near Southampton when the van pulling it crashed
  • Commuters faced an hour-long delay and queues of six miles to pass the ship 

Motorists were caught up in traffic chaos this morning after a collision left a boat stranded in the middle of the M27 motorway.

Three lanes had to be closed on the road in Hampshire after the vessel landed on the tarmac when a van towing it crashed.

The collision, which took place at just before 6am on Wednesday, occurred between junctions five and seven on the westbound carriageway. 

The incident caused misery for commuters as it created six-mile queues and delays of over an hour.

Fortunately nobody was injured in the crash near Southampton and recovery teams instead were left to battle to remove the white yacht-style boat and surrounding debris.

The boat was left stranded in the middle of the motorway on Wednesday morning

Inspector Matt Moss, of Hampshire Constabulary, made light of the situation as he warned: ‘There could be some minor delays whilst we await recovery (or the tide to rise high enough).’

Hampshire Constabulary added on Twitter: ‘FAO anyone planning on travelling WB on the M27 this morning between J7 & J5, we are awaiting recovery following a collision involving a boat.’

The three lanes were closed for several hours on Wednesday before the boat was successfully removed. 

All lanes reopened shortly after 10am, although delays did remain for a short while afterwards.

The photos of the boat quickly circulated on social media, with many people finding the funny side of the delay.

But one angry driver said: ‘Well done to whoever thought it a good idea to go on the M27 with their boat and not attach it to the trailer properly so it overturned on the carriageway. You have just made thousands of people very late for work.’

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