Police closed a major road this afternoon due to a “serious collision”. In an initial statement from Gwent Police on social media on Tuesday, December 26, officers said: “Road closed: The A48 is currently closed between the LG roundabout (at Blacksmiths Way) and the Marshfield Road junction.

“There are detours that can cause congestion. If possible, avoid the area and find alternative routes to travel. Thanks”.

South Wales Police added: “The road is closed – we are at the scene of a serious collision on the A48 between Blooms and Kleppa Park. The road is currently closed in both directions between Blooms garden center and LG roundabout. It is expected to remain closed. [for quite some time]. “Motorists are advised to avoid this area.”

We will provide you with the latest updates on this incident in the blog below. Scroll down for the latest information:

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We have contacted South Wales Police, Gwent Police and Welsh Ambulance Service for further information regarding this incident. We will add it to this blog when we have news.

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Inrix: ‘serious accident’ on the A48

Traffic and travel monitoring service Inrix says the incident on the A48 is a “serious accident”.

Inrix reports: “A48 Coedkernew, both directions, Newport: A48 closed in both directions, delays due to serious accident between Blacksmiths Way (Coedkernew) and The Esso Station (Castleton).”

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Initial statement: Police called for “serious collision”

In an initial statement from Gwent Police on social media, officers said: “Road closed: The A48 is currently closed between the LG roundabout (near Blacksmiths Way) and the Marshfield Road junction.

“There are detours that can cause congestion. If possible, avoid the area and find alternative routes to travel. Thanks”.

South Wales Police added: “The road is closed – we are at the scene of a serious collision on the A48 between Blooms and Kleppa Park. The road is currently closed in both directions between Blooms garden center and LG roundabout. It is expected to remain closed. [for quite some time]. “Motorists are advised to avoid this area.”

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