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Road closed following serious two-vehicle collision near Markethill

Accident happened shortly after 1pm

There has been a serious two-vehicle road traffic accident near Markethill this afternoon.

The collision happened on the Gosford Road shortly after 1pm, close to the junction of the Tandragee Road.

Emergency services were seen rushing to the scene from Armagh shortly before 2pm.

Motorists are being advised to avoid the area as long delays are expected.

Queues of traffic are currently backed up along the Gosford Road and through Markethill town.

Fire crews, ambulance and police personnel are currently in attendance.

UPDATE: Four people have been rushed to hospital.

A spokesman for the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said: “Following assessment and treatment at the scene by paramedics, two patients are being transported to Daisy Hill Hospital and a further two to Craigavon Area Hospital.”

A police spokesperson confirmed: “Diversions are in place of the Gosford Road near Markethill due to a two-vehicle road traffic collision.

“This is an ongoing incident and no further information is available at this time.” Police said traffic diversions are in place.”

The road remains closed and motorists are advised to avoid the area.

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