UPDATE: A465 re-opens after railway bridge strike

10:33am Friday 31st January 2014

UPDATE: 12.03am

The A465 is now open.

UPDATE: 11.08am

A spokeswoman from West Mercia Police said they received a call at 6.10am from a driver of an articulated lorry who had tried to drive under the railway bridge at Pontrilas on the A465 in Herefordshire and got stuck.

The road was blocked and a diversion was put in place. There were no reported injuries.

At 6.45am network rail stopped trains as a precaution. By 7am the rail company confirmed damage was just superficial and trains began to run again.

Part of the A465 remains closed while the vehicle is removed.

UPDATE: 10.27am

THE A465 is closed in both directions between the Hardwick Roundabout in Abergavenny and the B4349 junction in Hereford due to a vehicle striking a railway bridge and recovery work. Police directing traffic.

Police confirm that significant damage has been caused in the accident.

Scene of the accident in Pontrilas in Herefordshire:

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