A MAJOR road in east Dorset has been closed after a serious crash.

The crash was reported this morning on the A354 near Sixpenny Handley.

Road closures have been put in place between Roman Road and the Handley Roundabout.

Motorists are urged to avoid the area if possible.

A spokesperson for East Dorset Police said: "We would like to thank members of the public for their patience and understanding as we respond to this incident."

More to follow.