South Road, just west of the South Roundabout and Stowe Hill in Paget, was closed to traffic this morning, after a taxi struck a utility police.

Police say the single vehicle accident occurred shortly after 5am this morning (Aug 13).

A spokeswoman said: “The male driver of the taxi was not reported to be injured and had left the scene prior to police arrival.

“As a result the portion of road between South Roundabout and Stowe Hill will be temporarily closed, to allow BELCO crews to make repairs.”

Motorists were advised to take alternative routes.

Police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision to call 211.