MOTORISTS are being urged to avoid Burgess Road at the junction with The Avenue in Southampton after a collision between a lorry and a car.

Although the accident happened just before 4am today emergency services have been unable to clear the vehicles following the crash that also damaged a set of traffic lights.

According to Hampshire police the lights have not yet been repaired leading to congestion in the area.

The lorry driver suffered a minor cut as a result of the collision with a Vauxhall Zafira at 3.47am.

It is hoped work to start the repairs and recovery will begin after this morning’s rush hour.