Three-car crash partially blocks A49 at junction with cross-country road

A multi-car crash has partially blocked the A49 in the south of the county.

The A49 at the junction with the A489 near Craven Arms. Photo: Google
The A49 at the junction with the A489 near Craven Arms. Photo: Google

Officers at West Mercia Police say they are dealing with the incident at the junction of the A489, just north of Craven Arms.

The police said on Twitter: "Collision A49 junction with A489 Craven Arms - we are currently dealing with a two-car collision.

"The road is partially blocked."

A police spokesperson later updated the information saying the crash involved three cars.

The spokesperson said: "We received a call to attend due to debris on the road and build-up of traffic due to a three-car collision on the A49 junction with the A489.

"Our officers attended the scene to find damage to all three vehicles but no injuries to report."

The road was reported to be fully reopened after midday.

A fire crew from Craven Arms was sent to make the cars safe.

A spokesperson for Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service said: "At 9.59am on Thursday, SFRS Fire Control received a call reporting that a Road Traffic Collision had taken place in Craven Arms.

"Crews used small gear to deal with the incident."

The land ambulance service was also on the scene.

Firefighters sent their incident stop message at 10.14am.

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