THE A419 is closed in both directions after power lines fell onto the road.

Police closed the road between Commonhead Roundabout and the junction with A420.

A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: “A section of the A419 northbound and southbound has been closed due to fallen power lines.

“Police are currently assisting with traffic management, but the road closure is being dealt with by Highways England.”

A spokesperson for Highways England said: “The A419 in Wiltshire is closed between the A420 and A4259 due to fallen power lines. Wiltshire Police are on scene alongside other emergency services.

“Road users travelling southbound and northbound are advised to follow the solid square diversion symbol on road signs.

“Delays are likely on approach to the closures with additional journey times also expected on the diversion route. Repair work is likely to extend into the evening.”

A spokeswoman for Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Rescue said: "We were called at 3.14pm after reports that an electricity cable had fallen over both carriageways of the A419 at Gablecross.

"A crew from Faringdon, who were on stand-by duties in Swindon, attended and maintained a watching brief until engineers had made the cable safe. Our stop came at 4.36pm and we left shortly afterwards."