Five-vehicle accident on A45 near Northampton

Drivers are being urged to avoid the A45 near Northampton after a five-vehicle accident.

Northants Fire tweeted this morning that there had been an accident on the A45 near Brackmills: "07:42hrs @NFRSMereway and Moulton fire crews in attendance at a 5 vehicle RTC. #A45 #Westbound #Barnesmeadow to #Brackmills #Northampton. Please avoid the area if possible."

The scene on the A45 this morning

The scene on the A45 this morning

Highways England added: "Delays of at least 45 minutes above profile journey time on approach to the #A45 incident, 6 miles of congestion, @NorthantsPolice are on scene"

At 9.30am, Highways England tweeted: "UPDATE: #A45 is fully reopened after an earlier RTC. Still seeing delays in the area, but that should be clearing shortly. Thanks for your patience.

There are no details as to any injuries at this stage.