Newport Road crash: Serious collision shuts major Cardiff road after car overturns

There is a heavy presence of emergency services in the area. Credit: Media Wales

A serious crash involving two vehicles has shut one of Cardiff's busiest roads.

Newport Road is closed in both directions after the accident near the Magnet and Sofology stores.

Police have issued a statement on the crash, confirming that no-one has been seriously injured.

Traffic monitoring system Inrix shows that one of the vehicles involved has overturned.

Witnesses say two cars have overturned and motorists have been urged to stay away from the area.

Traffic monitors are reporting that delays are already building in the area following the crash at around 9.30am.

Credit: Media Wales

A spokesperson for South Wales Police said: "Shortly after 9.10am this morning emergency services were called to a road traffic collision on Newport Road in western Cardiff which involved two vehicles, a Mercedes and a Toyota Rava.

"There are no reports of serious injuries. Newport Road has been closed in both directions between the junctions with Colchester Avenue and Rover Way."

Cardiff Bus is diverting services that would normally use the main road.

A Cardiff Bus spokesperson said: "Due to a serious traffic accident on Newport Rd/City Link, the 30, 44, 45, 49, 50, 65, 65A, X45 & X59 will all divert via Rover Way and Southern Way until further notice."

A statement added: "Please allow extra time for your journey."