Emergency services descended on the A419 after a crash near Swindon caused miles of congestion.

Police rushed to the incident on the southbound carriageway of the A419, between Cerney Wick and Cricklade, following an incident shortly before 6pm on Thursday, June 6.

They were joined by ambulance and fire crews following a collision on the busy route.

The road was blocked during the emergency service response, causing long delays.

At around 6.05pm National Highways reported that there were delays of 45 minutes and four miles of congestion on the approach to the incident.

All lanes had reopened shortly before 6.30pm after emergency crews carried out their work at the scene.

At the time, National Highways warned drivers there were still delays of around 20 minutes and two miles of slow moving traffic.

A spokesperson said: “A419 southbound between B4696 and B4040 – near Cirencester, approaching Cricklade.

“All lanes now reopen, following an earlier collision.

“Approximately 20 minute delays remain; two miles of slow moving traffic.”

At the time of writing, traffic maps indicated that this congestion had cleared.