A “serious” crash between two cars and a lorry has closed the Newtown bypass in both directions.

Emergency services scrambled to the collision earlier this afternoon (April 23) which saw three vehicles coming together, with specialist medical care being needed for those involved.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that the crash involved a lorry and two cars.

A spokesperson for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: "At 1.40pm on Tuesday, April 23, the Newtown, Welshpool, Llanfair Caereinion and Llanidloes crews were called to an incident along the Newtown bypass.

"This incident is ongoing and crews are currently dealing with a road traffic collision involving one large goods vehicle and two private motor vehicles."


Multiple medical crews were called to the scene. Witnesses have said an air ambulance was seen in attendance and the Welsh Ambulance service confirmed they had sent crews with specialist staff.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called today, at approximately 1:38pm, to reports of a multi-vehicle road traffic collision on the A483 Newtown bypass.

“We sent one operations manager, one advanced paramedic practitioner and two emergency ambulances to the scene."

Dyfed-Powys Police said they were called to the incident, closing the road and put in place diversions.

A spokesperson for Dyfed-Powys Police said: “Dyfed-Powys Police is in attendance at a road traffic collision which occurred at about 1.35pm today, Tuesday 23 April 2024.

"The A483, Newtown bypass, between Dolfor roundabout and Kerry Road roundabout is closed with diversions in place. 

"Road users are advised to avoid the area and take an alternative route if possible.

"It is anticipated that the road will remain closed for some time."