A303 closed in both directions due to fire

The main road to Devon from the South East and London has been closed in both directions this afternoon due to a fire. At 3.14pm, roads and traffic monitoring service Inrix reported that the A303 was shut in Somerset due a vehicle fire at South Petherton. Inrix’s alert reads: “A303 in both directions closed, very slow traffic due to vehicle fire between Hayes End (Hayes End roundabout, South Petherton) and A358 (Southfields roundabout, Ilminster).”

In Devon, delays are being reported on various parts of the South Devon Highway the A380, between the A38 and Torquay. And very slow traffic is being reported on North Devon Link road the A361, with reports of a crash at Landkey near Barnstaple. No major delays are currently being reported on the M5, A30 or the A38.

We will bring you the latest traffic updates from around both counties.

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