Two people have been rushed to hospital after a serious crash involving a tanker on the A1 in Newry.
The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service were tasked call shortly after 4pm following reports of a two vehicle crash on the A1 near the Armagh Road junction.
One Rapid Response Paramedic, two Emergency crews and two ambulance officers attended the scene.
The Charity Air Ambulance HEMS team was also tasked to attend the incident.
Police quickly closed the road off to deal with the major incident, calling long delays and tailbacks.
Traffic Mayhem after bad accident on A1 near Newry. Air ambulance has attended scene.
Praying ???????? everyone ok. pic.twitter.com/BeRDICBFGJ
— JUSTIN MCNULTY (@JustinMcNu1ty) January 9, 2019
It is understood one patient was rushed to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast while another was conveyed to Daisy Hill Hospital nearby.
There are reports a tanker and a car have been involved in the collision, which this evening (Wednesday) is causing major delays on the northbound carriageway near the junction with the Camlough Road.
Southbound traffic is being diverted onto Belfast Road at Sheepbridge Park and Ride while northbound traffic is being re-routed at Camlough Road.
Police have asked motorists to avoid the area.
Accident on a1 at Camlough Road. Air ambulance at scene. Hoping all involved are ok pic.twitter.com/vuddoimctb
— Rosemarie Stewart (@rosieaniur64) January 9, 2019