South West Wales

Whitland level crossing collision train delays

Level crossing at Whitland, Carmarthenshire
Image caption Police said an investigation had been launched after a vehicle hit the barrier at the crossing

A road has been closed and trains have been delayed after a lorry crashed into a level crossing gate in Carmarthenshire.

Police said the B4328 St John's Street in Whitland was likely to remain closed on Monday morning between St Mary's Street and Velfrey Road.

The incident occurred at around 18:30 GMT on Sunday.

Police said Arriva Trains Wales was experiencing some delays because of damage to the level crossing.

British Transport Police (BTP) said it had been told by Network Rail that a vehicle had collided with the barriers at a level crossing.

"BTP contacted Dyfed-Powys Police, whose officers quickly arrived at the scene and the road was closed," said a spokesman.

"At no time was the vehicle obstructing the railway. An investigation has been launched into the incident."

Last month, there was an incident involving a train and a stationary hay lorry at a level crossing at Llanboidy, a few miles west of Whitland.

Five passengers were treated in hospital for minor injuries.

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