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Reports of early morning collision on A1 hours after road re-opens


There are reports of another serious collision on the A1 in Newry this morning (Thursday).

It comes just hours after the road was re-opened following yesterday’s horror smash, which left two people serious in hospital. One person was taken to the nearby Daisy Hill Hospital while another was rushed to the Royal Victoria in Belfast.

This morning’s report – shortly after 8am – is reportedly involving a lorry.

There are no further details at this early stage but the road is “likely to be closed” shortly.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “Both southbound and northbound traffic will be affected and long delays should be expected, motorists are advised to pick an alternative route where possible to avoid getting caught in the building congestion.”

The A1 had re-opened earlier this morning but due to damage to the safety barrier in this collision a 50mph temporary  speed restriction is in place between Camlough and Carnbane Junction in Newry until permanent repairs are undertaken.

Yesterday’s smash involved an overturned tanker and a car.

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