Crash closes A458 near Welshpool

By Jonny Drury | Welshpool | News | Published:

A stretch of the A458 road was closed this morning after a crash near Welshpool.

The A458 was shut in both directions between Welshpool and Buttington after the crash happened shortly before 9am.

The closure led to delays for drivers, including the replacement rail buses taking people between Shrewsbury and Welshpool.

The road was back open at 10.15am.

The crash happened as buses were operating instead of trains between Shrewsbury and Welshpool after a car knocked part of a railway bridge onto the line in the early hours.

The rail disruption was expected to last into the afternoon.

The extent of any injuries in the crash is not yet known.

Jonny Drury

By Jonny Drury

Senior reporter covering Oswestry and Mid Wales.

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