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Both carriageways of A40 re-opened after crash

The crash happened at around 5.50am this morning.

Both lanes of the A40 have re-opened following a crash this morning that left two men with 'life-changing' injuries.

The incident involving two vehicles happened on the southbound carriageway in Monmouth close to the Gibraltar Tunnels at around 5.50am.

A 50-year-old man from Newport has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Man arrested after crash closed A40 in Monmouth

A man's been arrested after a crash on the A40 in Monmouth this morning which left two people with 'life-changing' injuries.

The incident involving two vehicles happened on the southbound carriageway in Monmouth close to the Gibraltar Tunnels at around 5.50am.

Gwent Police says a 50-year-old man from Newport has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and two other men were taken to hospital with 'life-changing' injuries.

The southbound carriage way will be closed for a substantial period of time, with diversions in place from the Monmouth traffic lights to the Wye Valley. Traffic officers are on the scene advising HGV lorries of alternative routes as the Wye Valley route has weight restrictions.

– Gwent Police spokeswoman

A second crash happened shortly afterwards on the northbound carriageway, where two people suffered minor injuries. The force says the northbound carriageway will re-open shortly. The southbound carriageway is not expected to re-open until late afternoon.

Two crashes close the A40 Monmouthshire

Traffic is queuing on the approach. Credit: Traffic Wales

The A40 southbound is currently closed due to serious accident involving two lorries between the A466 (Monmouth Traffic Lights) and A449 (Raglan Interchange).

Traffic is unable to exit from Mitchel Troy itself onto the westbound carriageway.

Also the A40 northbound is closed due to an accident involving one vehicle and recovery work between the A449 (Raglan Interchange) and A466 (Monmouth Traffic Lights).

One lane is blocked by a car that has hit the barrier on the hard shoulder, directly opposite the scene of the accident on the opposite carriageway.

South Wales Fire and Rescue service are advising drivers to avoid the A40 Southbound.

A40 Eastbound and Westbound are currently closed. Credit: Traffic Wales

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A40 westbound closed due to 'serious accident'

A40 westbound is closed in Monmouthshire due to a serious accident involving two articulated lorries.

The accident happened between the A466 (Monmouth Traffic Lights) and the A449 (Raglan Interchange).

It happened at the Mitchel Troy Junction and traffic is queuing. Emergency services are currently at the scene.

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