POLICE are warning drivers to avoid the Bath Road and London Road area of Devizes after traffic jams have caused major congestion in the town centre.

A police spokesman said: "There are currently long delays in Devizes town centre due to a short stretch of roadworks by the bridge at Devizes Rugby Club, London Road.

"It is especially slow if you are driving from Bath Road via New Park Street.

"If you can use an alternative route, that would be advisable."