Police 'incident' shuts A5 both ways through Northamptonshire

Stretch from Towcester to Weedon is closed on Monday afternoon

Monday, 4th October 2021, 3:13 pm
Updated Monday, 4th October 2021, 3:14 pm
The A5 is shut between Weedon and Towcester on Monday afternoon

The A5 is closed in both directions through Northamptonshire due to "a police incident" on Monday afternoon (October 4).

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National Highways said the carriageway is closed between the A43 at Towcester to the A45 at Weedon Bec with traffic being diverted onto alternative routes.

A spokesman warned the closure is likely to impact traffic into the evening rush hour.

The stretch of road is the same one where an 81-year-old man died following a crash involving a two weeks ago. The pensioner died black Mitsubishi L200 and a white Iveco Daily van that was stationary in a layby.