Police are advising motorists to avoid the A361 between Rode and Southwick following a four vehicle collision at about 3.30pm today.

The incident, which occurred near the junction of Poplar Tree Lane, involved a Seat Ibiza, a Vauxhall Astra and a Peugeot 206. One further car – which has not been identified – was also involved.

No one was seriously injured but the road is currently closed in both directions and there is a 3.2-mile tailback between Southwick and Frome.