THE A303 has been closed to traffic between Southfields Roundabout and the turning for South Petherton after reports of a crash.

The road is currently closed to vehicles travelling in both directions following the crash, which happened at shortly before 8am.

Emergency services have been called to the scene as well.

There are reports that the crash is near the Hayes End roundabout (South Petherton) section of the dual A303.

Highways England has put a diversion in place for drivers.

Westbound traffic should follow the solid diamond diversion symbol, via Harp Road, New Road and the B3168.

Eastbound traffic should follow the hollow circle diversion symbol, via the B3168, New Road and Harp Road.

UPDATE: The road reopened at around 10.30am