South East Wales

Crash shuts A470 in Merthyr area for air ambulance

Part of the A470 in south Wales has been closed in both directions in the Merthyr area after a road accident.

The road - which links north and south Wales - was shut near the Pentrebach roundabout so the air ambulance could land.

South Wales Police said the incident involved a woman whose car left the road and hit a tree.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called just after 15:40 GMT.