A STRETCH of the A483 in Llandrinio was closed earlier today when straw bales became unattached from a vehicle.

The road has since re-opened but police have issued a reminder about securing loads to vehicles.

A Newtown Roads Policing Unit spokesman said: "Lucky there wasn’t a serious accident. Driver didn’t stop or even notice those leaving his load. Why do we wear seatbelts? To protect us and stop us been thrown around in car.

"Why do we secure loads, so we don’t in danger other lives. #fatal5"