A NEW Forest road is shut both ways this morning after a crash.

The A337 Christchurch Road is shut at the Royal Oak pub and Barnes Lane after the collision, which has brought down power cables.

The stretch of road is close to Lymington.

There is 'heavy traffic' in the area, witnesses say.

Police are advising motorists to use the B3058 south of Downton as a diversion.

However, officers have warned road is not suitable for HGVs.