Collision on A303

Traffic affected between Upottery and Monkton.

There has been a serious accident on the A303 between the Upottery and Ilminster roadabout today (Friday).

It is believed that a motorcycle and car were involved in the collision, which occurred at 1.40pm.

Police and an air ambulance have attended the scene.

The road has been closed and traffic is being affected between Upottery and Monkton in both directions.

A police spokesman said: “Police have closed the road and it is likely to remain shut for some time. Diversions are in place.”

Drivers are being advised to avoid the area at this time.