Update: Link Road will be closed for ‘considerable’ time

Joseph Bulmer

Police warn North Devon Link Road will be closed for some time following collision this morning near Westleigh.

POLICE have said the closure of the A39 North Devon Link Road between Bideford and Barnstaple following a collision this morning (Wednesday) is likely to last for “a considerable time.”

The collision occurred at around 8.25am near the Westleigh picnic area and involved a Ford Fiesta car and a Ford Transit van, which had been carrying cylinders containing oxyacetylene.

A 200 metre cordon has been thrown up around the area while the fire service assess the hazard.

Police have advised motorists to use alternative routes for the time being.