RUSH-hour traffic has been brought to a near standstill on the edge of Worcester after a crash earlier this morning.

The crash, involving three cars, has closed the A4440 Hams Way in both directions between its junctionwith the A449 Malvern Road and A38 Worcester Road.

The accident happened at around 6.45am this morning on Carrington Bridge, and is affecting traffic between Broomhall and Powick.