Stretch of A5 closed after crash between a taxi and a lorry

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The A5 between Weedon and Kilsby is closed following a serious road traffic accident early this morning.

The crash happened at about 4.25am near to Watford village and involved two vehicles.

A police spokeswoman said: “Emergency services remain at the scene and police are urging motorists to avoid the area for the next few hours, if possible.”

As a result, the A5 is closed in both directions between the A45 High Street junction in Weedon Bec and the A361 junction in Kilsby.

A diversion is in operation via the M1 between J16 and J18.

Reports suggest the accident involved a taxi and a lorry.