Dyfed-Powys Police have closed a section of the A40 after a crash near Brecon.

Police have closed a section of the A40 between Brecon and Bwlch after an crash on the road this afternoon (September 14).

The road is closed both ways with queueing traffic around the area of Llansantffraed, near Talybont-on-Usk.


Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MWWFRS) said the crash occured on a section of road between a junction to Talybryn Lodge, Brecon, adding that one casualty was treated on scene by a Wales Air Ambulance crew before being taken to hospital.

"At 1.09pm a Brecon crew was called to an incident along the A40 near Llansantffraed," said a fire spokesperson.

"Crews responded to a road traffic collision involving two private motor vehicles. Two casualties were out of their vehicles prior to the arrival of crew members, while one casualty was medically trapped. 

"Crew members worked simultaneously and utilised e-hydraulic and hydraulic cutting equipment and small gear to implement an emergency extrication plan. 

"When released, the casualty was then treated by the on-scene Air Ambulance crew, who transported the casualty to hospital. Crews left the scene at 2.31pm.

According to the latest information given by traffic information from traffic information system INRIX the closure is due to "an accident involving two vehicles between the Talybont turn off in Llansantffraed and the Llangorse turn off near Bwlch".

Dyfed-Powys Police are advising motoriststs in the south of Powys to avoid "the area and find alternative routes."

The force have also confirmed that have set up a diversion via B4558 Talybont to ease traffic pressures.

A spokesperson for Dyfed-Powys Police said: "Police are in attendance at a two-vehicle collision on the A40 between Bwlch and Brecon.

"The incident, between a pick-up vehicle and car, was reported at just before 1pm.

"Three people have been taken to hospital.

"Road closures are in place at Bwlch, and at the roundabout for the A40 and A470, and are expected to remain in place for several hours."

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