An accident involving a car and a HGV on the A50 is causing delays this morning.

Traffic is queuing in both directions after the vehicles collided near the Blythe Bridge roundabout at the junction with the A521, according to traffic information website, Inrix.

The collision is believed to have happened at around 10.30am.

A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: "We are currently attending a road traffic collision on the A50, at the junction of the A521 Blythe Bridge roundabout.

"There is currently a high build-up of traffic, so please find an alternative route where possible."

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Very slow traffic but accident clearing

Very slow traffic due to earlier accident on A521 in both directions at A50 (Blythe Bridge Roundabout / Draycot).
Delays remain on the A50 due to an earlier accident.

Delays could last for hours

Traffic England reports traffic conditions might not return to normal until around 1.30pm.

Accident involves HGV and a car

A Highways England spokesman said: “The roundabout at the junction with the A50 /a521 near Cheadle is blocked due to a collision between a HGV and a car. Recovery has been requested to clear the vehicles involved. Delays building, please take care on approach.”

Road blocked

Highways England report the road is blocked.

Location of the accident

(Image: Inrix)

What we know:

  • The accident has taken place at around 10.30am.
  • Traffic is affected in both directions near the junction with the A521
  • Police are at the scene
  • Motorists are asked to seek alternative routes