UPDATE: The road has now been reopened.

A TRACTOR crashed into a lamppost causing the A44 to close.

The crash happened at 4.30am today at the island of the A44 at the junction with the A4184 in Evesham.

It involved a red Scania heavy tractor arctic.

At 8am, police said that the road would be closed for a couple of hours.

An ambulance also attended and treated a man for minor injuries.