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Rush hour delays after two crashes on A5 in Shrewsbury

By Rory Smith | Shrewsbury | News | Published:

Motorists faced rush hour delays today after two crashes on the A5 in Shrewsbury.

The road was closed eastbound at Emstrey Island heading towards Telford following a crash at about 5.30pm.

Traffic is reported to have been affected on all approaches to the roundabout.

Soon before 3.45pm, a crash eastbound on the newly-marked Montgomery Roundabout, between Bowbrook and the B4386, caused tailbacks in both directions up to the A458 Welshpool Roundabout.

The incident occurred on the island heading onto the B4386 towards Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

AA Traffic News reported: "Severe delays of 12 minutes on A5 Eastbound between A5 and B4386 Mytton Oak Road (Montgomery Roundabout). Average speed of 5mph.

"Very slow traffic on A5 both ways from B4386 Mytton Oak Road to A458 (Welshpool Roundabout)."

The island has had new lane markings introduced in the past week.

Motorists in both areas were still facing delays at 6.10pm and were advised to find alternative routes where possible.

West Midlands Ambulance Service has been contacted for more information.

Rory Smith

By Rory Smith
Reporter - @rorysmith_star

Senior reporter based at the Shropshire Star's head office in Ketley, Telford.

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