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A30 in Devon likely to remain closed for hours after serious accident

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The A30 westbound in Devon is closed after a serious accident early today and is likely to remain so until this afternoon.

It is shut between Cheriton Bishop Road (Woodleigh Junction) and A382 (Whiddon Down / Merrymeet Junction) after a lorry overturned. Police have finished investigating the scene but, as the truck will need unloading before it can be removed, it will be some time before the road can re-open.

Diversion - A local diversion is in place via Cheriton Cross - Crockernwell to Whiddon Down.

  • A local diversion is in place via Cheriton Cross - Crockernwell to Whiddon Down.

Serious police incident on A30 near Exeter

Check before you travel - police say to expect long delays. Credit: ITV News

The A30 is closed in both directions between the A377 (Alphington Junction) and Exminster due to a serious police incident. Emergency services are on the scene.

The M5 Southbound exit slip road is also closed at J31 A30 as police deal with the situation.

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Biker dies in crash

One person has been killed in a crash involving a couple on a motorbike on the A30 in Devon. It happened on the northbound carriageway between Stowford Cross and Sourton Services. The second person suffered serious injuries.

In a separate crash, a male motorcyclist was seriously injured on the A30 heading towards Exeter near the junction with the A38. He was riding a yellow Triumph Daytona when he hit the central reservation. He's been taken to Derriford Hospital.