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'Avoid the area' plead police in Shrewsbury as they deal with Dobbies Island incident

Police urged drivers to avoid a major road junction on Monday morning as they dealt with an "incident" on the Shrewsbury road network.

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West Mercia Police says it dealt with a road traffic incident at the Dobbies Island.

A driver who was passing the scene on Monday morning said: "A grey van and a green lorry were involved, they were just by the exit to the A49 towards Bayston Hill.

"A couple of lanes cordoned off on the A5 approaching from Telford and on the roundabout as you went past them. There was a big queue of traffic back to Edgebold Roundabout too heading east."

AA Traffic News said the road was blocked by a crash resulting in queueing traffic. Its website said the incident was first reported at 8.36am.

"Road blocked and queueing traffic due to crash on A5 Westbound from the A458 to A49 Hereford Road (Dobbies Island). Congestion to Emstry Island.

West Mercia Operations & Communications Centre tweeted: "Officers are dealing with a road traffic incident at Dobbies island Shrewsbury. Traffic is building up so please avoid the area."

Emergency services were contacted for information. A spokesman for the West Midlands Ambulance Service said its logs did not indicate its crews attended.

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