A DEER has caused a lane of the A449 to shut.

UPDATE 8.18am: The lane has now reopened.

Police have closed the second lane of the southbound carriageway between Usk and Abernant.

Traffic officers are also on site as they recover a deer.

A spokesman for Traffic Wales said: "Lane two closure in place to assist with the recovery of a deer.

"Police and traffic officers at the incident."