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Road closed and rail services delayed after crash at Shrewsbury level crossing

A road in Shrewsbury was closed and rail services were delayed after a vehicle crashed into a level crossing barrier.

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Harlescott Lane level crossing. Photo: Google Street View

Harlescott Lane was closed at about midday today after a car crashed into the railway crossing barrier.

West Mercia Police and Network Rail were in attendance and the road was closed for a short time while repairs to the barrier were carried out.

Rail services were disrupted for a time and have since resumed with a delay of about 15 minutes between Shrewsbury and Crewe.

Motorists faced delays on the road after it had reopened and were advised to avoid the area.

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