Police have declared a "major incident" after a double decker bus has overturned near Cannington. There were reportedly a "high number of passengers" onboard the bus at the time of the incident.

The bus overturned on the A39 Quantock Road, near Cannington. As of 9.25am this morning, a stretch of Quantock Road remains closed, with access blocked from the Sandford roundabout.

Traffic data shows heavy congestion from the Shell Garage toward the scene.

In a Tweet Avon and Somerset Police said: "The A39 Quantock Road, in Bridgwater, has been closed due to an overturned double-decker bus.

"Officers were called at around 6am today (Tuesday 17 January) following the road-related incident. Emergency services are at the scene."

They went on to warn travellers: "Please only travel if it is absolutely essential! The conditions are extremely icy and dangerous due to the freezing conditions overnight and residual water on the road from the past week's wet weather."