A driver had to be freed from his vehicle after a car vs bus crash outside a Dunedin supermarket this evening.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the accident outside the Countdown on Cumberland Street shortly before eight.

A police spokeswoman said a driver was trapped - but she wasn't sure whether it was the bus driver or the driver of the other car involved.

"There's no information to any injuries at this stage," she said.

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The spokeswoman said stretch of road, northbound, had been closed while emergency services attended the accident and cleared the scene.

Motorists were advised to avoid the area.

A Fire Service spokeswoman confirmed they'd attended the scene and had freed the driver from the scene.

She was unable to give further details.