DRIVERS travelling northbound on the A338 Spur Road this morning faced severe delays after a car left the road and ended up in a ditch just before 6.30am.

Fire, police and ambulance were called to the scene, just south of the Ashley Heath roundabout, where, police said, they assisted a person who was in a Seat car.

A spokesman for Dorset & Wilts Fire Service said their Ferndown crew had not needed to cut anyone out of the vehicle and ensured it was safe before leaving the scene at 7.24am.

The accident was reported by another motorist who witnessed the incident.

The road is now partially blocked, with one lane open whilst recovery of the vehicle takes place.