A fatal collision involving a pedestrian and a tipper truck has closed the North Devon Link Road between Barnstaple and Bideford this morning (Thursday).

UPDATE 2.55pm: The road has now re-opened in both directions.

UPDATE 12.28pm: A woman has died following the collision. Read the full story here.

Emergency services are at the scene at Roundswell after the pedestrian, a woman in her 50s, was hit by the vehicle and has died.

Police were called at 7.45am following reports of the accident, and the air ambulance has landed at the scene.

The A39 between Barnstaple and the Westleigh junction has been closed in both directions as a result.

Traffic on the B3233 is reportedly congested and moving very slowly.

Emergency services at the scene of the incident on the A39.Emergency services at the scene of the incident on the A39.

The surrounding roads between Barnstaple and Bideford are also experiencing congestion.

Police are asking road users to avoid the area, and have advised the road closure will remain in place ‘for the foreseeable future’.

Anyone who witnessed, or may have dashcasm footage of the incident is asked to contact police via 101, quoting log number 0089 for January 10.

Emergency services at the scene of the incident on the A39.Emergency services at the scene of the incident on the A39.

Stagecoach buses has reported a 60-minute delay to its 21s service between Instow and Bickington.

More details as we have them.