North East Wales

Tractor hanging off bridge closes A5 Chirk bypass, Wrexham

A5 Chirk crash Image copyright Oswestry and Border counties advertizer
Image caption A tractor and two cars were involved in the incident

A car driver has been taken to hospital and a major road in north Wales remains closed as a tractor is left hanging off a bridge following a crash.

The A5 Chirk bypass is shut in both directions between Halton roundabout and B5070 Chirk Road, following the incident which also involved two cars.

Meanwhile, the A483 between Newtown and Welshpool in Abermule, Powys, is partially blocked after a lorry overturned and ended up in a canal.

About 20 firefighters were called out.

The alarm was raised around 14:00 GMT on Monday. Water rescue teams and an environmental unit are working to recover the lorry, which was carrying 28 tonnes of sugar beet pellets.

Natural Resources Wales said booms were being placed in the canal to contain any spilled fuel, oil and pellets and it was working with emergency services to reduce the risk of harm to the environment.

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Image caption The lorry carrying animal feed ended up in the canal on Monday, as this picture by Paul Williams shows
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Image caption Emergency services were called to the Chirk crash at about 14:00 GMT

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