MOTORISTS were being advised to avoid the A1 on Friday evening following a crash near Buckden.

MOTORISTS were being advised to avoid the A1 on Friday evening following a crash near Buckden.

The accident on the southbound carriageway was due to be cleared by about 6.30pm, according to the Highways Agency, but motorists calling in to The Hunts Post said the traffic congestion in the area was horrendous.

Traffic was reportedly queuing from near Buckden back to the A14 turn off at Brampton.

The Highways Agency said the accident had happened between the A14 and the A428, causing delays of about 50 minutes and closing the road.