SEVERE traffic congestion is being reported in the Newtown area following a crash there this afternoon.

Police are saying that the A489 is blocked between Newtown and Caersws at the moment.

The volume of traffic passing through the area is higher than normal due to the Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells that started today and goes on until Thursday.

Dyfed Powys Police tweeted: "A489 blocked at the new roundabout between Newtown and Caersws due to RTC."

It is thought that the incident has happened at or near Penstrowed.

There are no more details at the moment.