THE A49 is currently closed between Leominster and Ludlow.

Emergency services were called to the road north of the OK Diner around an hour ago.

Police said there had been a 'serious' collision and asked drivers to avoid the area.

Officers added that diversions are in place.

The accident came on a busy day for rescue teams.

The A417 near Ocle Pychard was shut following a crash this afternoon.

Motorists were also asked to avoid the area around that village.