A serious accident involving a car and a truck closed the A47 near Peterborough.

The accident occurred around 11:45 this morning (August 15) and so the road is closed between Eye Green, near McDonald's and Thorney Road.

Traffic is diverted through Eye Village via Crowland and Thorney Roads, but road users are urged to avoid the area, if possible.

Highways England confirmed that the road was closed due to "an ongoing police investigation into a serious collision".

According to reports, an air ambulance would have landed at the scene of the accident and it is difficult to know when the road will be reopened.

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