Large fire closes major motorway

A key motorway was shut as a result of a large fire at a waste processing plant.

The M275 into and out of Portsmouth, Hampshire, was closed in both directions as a result of "thick, black smoke" from the fire at TJ Waste & Recycling, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary said.

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Service said there was "a large amount of smoke" drifting across the motorway.

The motorway reopened just after 08:30 BST on Saturday but with a reduced speed limit of 50mph in place.