A421 near Bedford closed following serious road accident

Traffic was building up on the A45 and B4455
Traffic was building up on the A45 and B4455

The A421 bypass near Bedford was closed this morning following a serious collision.

Emergency services were called early this morning to reports of a road traffic collision between a lorry and a van.

Beds Fire and Rescue tweeted: “Following a road traffic collision this morning between a lorry and a van there is now a full road closure in place on the A421 Eastbound between Cardington and Renhold turn. Police, Ambulance and Fire crews working to make the scene safe.”

An eyewitness said a large screen had been erected at the scene.

More to follow.