A ROAD just across the Oxfordshire border was closed this morning after a 'serious' crash.

The A43 northbound was shut near Brackley, north of Bicester, between the A421 roundabout and the A422.

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It has since reopened but one lane remains closed, Highways England said. 

A Northamptonshire police officer described the collision as 'serious' and urged people to avoid the area.

Traffic was heavy in the area and a diversion was in place, but delays were beginning to ease by 11.30am.

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The road is one of the most direct routes for people travelling from parts of Oxfordshire to the popular Silverstone Classic event today.

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Event organisers urged people to divert at the height of the disruption. 

It is thought the crash happened at about 8.30am this morning.