A MAJOR road was closed after a late-night "serious accident".

The crash happened on Halifax Road, near Pizza Hut, at around 8.37pm yesterday evening.

On the T&A's traffic page, it was described as a "serious accident".

The road was closed both ways and traffic was slow.

One witness said cars heading on that route were being turned away by police.

It is believed it involved a car and a motorbike.

More to follow...