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Air Ambulance on scene of serious road collision outside Markethill

Air Ambulance

Emergency services are currently dealing with a serious one-vehicle collision outside Markethill this afternoon (Thursday).

The Air Ambulance has also landed on the scene of the crash on the Coolmillish Road.

The road has been closed in both directions close to St John’s Church Of Ireland at the junction with Mountnab Road.

Motorists are being advised to avoid the area as emergency services deal with the incident, which happened around 1.30pm.

A police spokesperson said: “Motorists are asked to avoid the Coolmillish Road near Markethill which is currently closed following a serious road traffic collision this afternoon.

“Diversions are in place on the Coolmillish Road at junctions with the Mountnab Road, Crammonhill Road and Ballindarragh Road.

There are no further details at this stage but this article will be updated as and when more information becomes available.

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