A serious accident has closed the A49 both ways at Hope under Dinmore, say police.

There is queueing traffic between the A417 (Hope-under-Dinmore junction) and the B4361 Hereford Road.

The accident is not too far from the petrol station.

Drivers are advised to seek alternative routes.

It has been a dark period for accidents on Herefordshire roads.

A motorcyclist and his pillion passenger were killed after coming off their bike in a crash with a tractor on the A465 near Locks Garage, Allensmore, on Sunday.

A lorry driver was killed in a crash that closed the main road between Bromyard and Worcester on Monday. That tragedy brought a call for a review of safety on the A44.

And two men in a vintage Model A Ford were killed in a crash with an ambulance on the A49 near Ross-on-Wye on August 25.

15.45am UPDATE: The road has re-opened and traffic is easing.