A SERIOUS accident is believed to have occurred on the road between Newtown and Tregynon on Thursday morning, involving a car colliding with a telephone pole.

Llanfair Road has been closed about a mile outside Newtown after the road traffic collision, which occurred around 5.30am. It is understood the accident involved one vehicle that had struck a telephone pole.

Emergency services were still at the scene at 8.30am. A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called shortly after 5am this morning, Thursday 14 January, to reports of a single-vehicle road traffic collision on Penshaw Lane in Newtown, but were not required to attend.”