Emergency services are on scene after a car overturned on Belle Meadow Road by the TA Centre in Barnstaple this morning (Thursday).

The road by the TA Centre in Barnstaple is closed after a car overturned. Picture: Matt SmartThe road by the TA Centre in Barnstaple is closed after a car overturned. Picture: Matt Smart

Police were called at 10.09am and fire fighters are currently working on the vehicle, which has overturned right by the Territorial Army Centre just off the roundabout.

Fire fighters are working to free someone from the car.

Police have closed the A39 between Taw Garage and the Territorial Army Centre.

Traffic is being directed down towards the Square and there is heavy queuing traffic in the area. Police are advising road users to avoid the area if possible.

The road by the TA Centre in Barnstaple is closed after a car overturned, with police directing traffic away from the scene. Picture: Matt SmartThe road by the TA Centre in Barnstaple is closed after a car overturned, with police directing traffic away from the scene. Picture: Matt Smart

Update: Two fire appliances from Barnstaple attended the collision.

A statement from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue service said:

“Fire crews confirmed one car on the public highway on its roof with one person medically trapped.

“Fire crews assisted Ambulance personnel to extricate one male casualty using hydraulic cutting equipment, stabilisation equipment and small tools.”

Check back for more details as we have them