A MAJOR road is closed in both directions due to a 'serious accident'.

The A35 is closed between Tower Road, in Honiton, and Old Taunton Road, in Shute, due to a crash involving a motorcycle and lorry.

This is affecting traffic in west Dorset.

Police are at the scene.

A spokesman for Travel Dorset said: "A35 both ways closed, queueing traffic due to accident. A motorcycle and lorry involved between Tower Road (Honiton) and Old Taunton Road (Shute).