Weather warning for drivers after two crashes during torrential rain in Telford

Heavy traffic is being reported on the A5/M54 near Wellington after two crashes.

Emergency crews have dealt with two crashes around Telford this afternoon
Emergency crews have dealt with two crashes around Telford this afternoon

Conditions are said to be bad for driving with heavy rain sweeping the region and Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service is warning drivers to beware.

Firefighters were called to the B5061 Holyhead Road eastbound at Haygate Road at approximately 3.20pm to reports of a crash that left one vehicle off the road.

A crew from Wellington attended and found that fortunately no one was trapped, and firefighters worked to make the scene safe.

A spokeswoman for the fire service said: "The exact circumstances that lead to this incident are not yet clear however we would like to take the opportunity to urge the public to take extra care when driving as the weather conditions are particularly poor at this time."

AA Traffic News is also showing slow traffic on the A5 close to Junction 7 of the M54 as a result of another crash.

A West Mercia Police spokesman said: "Around 3.20pm this afternoon we received a report of a two-vehicle collision on the B5061, near the junction with Drummery Lane.

"Also this afternoon at around 3.30pm we received a report of a single-vehicle collision on the A5 westbound, near junction 7 where the road changes from the M54.

"Both incidents are ongoing."

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