A CRASH on the northbound carriageway of the Wessex Way, near the Cooper Dean roundabout, has caused traffic tailbacks.

Emergency services were scrambled at 1.51 pm on Wednesday following reports that two vehicles had crashed.

Firefighters used cutting gear to release a woman from the wreckage who had suffered minor injuries.

The carriageway was closed but one lane was re-opened to traffic at 2.18 pm.