A ROAD is blocked in both directions following an incident.

Avon Way in Colchester is blocked after a crash, which happened in the past few minutes.

It is believed a cyclist was knocked off a bike, but this has not been confirmed. 

Witnesses say the fire service, police cars and paramedics are on scene.

Police are diverting traffic. 

A spokesman for the ambulance service said: "An ambulance and Essex and Herts Air Ambulance attended a road traffic collision at Avon Way Colchester shortly before 3pm today.

"A man was transported by road ambulance to Broomfield hospital with a serious arm injury."

We will keep you updated.