DRIVERS are being urged to avoid the Rubery bypass on the A38 due to a serious crash.

The incident happened about an hour ago and one lane is closed on A38 Birmingham Road Southbound between Whettybridge Road (Rubery) and M5 J4 (Bromsgrove/Stourbridge, Lydiate Ash).

Traffic is coping well but drivers are being urged to find alternative routes if possible.

One lane is closed on the stretch heading away from Rubery towards M5 J4.