THE A417 has been closed in both directions after a three vehicle crash near the Air Balloon roundabout, in between Gloucester and Cirencester.

At about 6.15pm on Easter Sunday police closed all three lanes of the A417 south of the Air Balloon roundabout after a three vehicle crash.

All those involved only suffered minor injuries and a police spokesman confirmed none of them had been taken to hospital.

At about 6.45pm she confirmed that the lanes between the roundabout and Birdlip will reopen shortly but no diversions would be put in place in the meantime. 

Traffic between Cirencester and Gloucester is currently affected.