There are reports of an accident causing heavy traffic between Barnstaple and Bideford on the A39 this evening (Thursday).

Traffic is queueing between Barnstaple and Bideford this evening (Thursday).

According to BBC Travel South West, traffic is heavy on the A39 due to an accident.

Stagecoach also tweeted: “ #Barnstaple 75B 1725 Bideofrd-Okehampton will operate 30 minutes late due to the RTC on Bideford Bridge causing delays to all services.”

Commuters also faced gridlock this morning when police closed the Taw Bridge due to a concern for welfare.

The Gazette has contacted police for more information. Check back for more as we have it.