The Newtown bypass was part closed on Saturday over "concern for the welfare of an individual", police have confirmed.

Dyfed-Powys Police officers closed off the section between the Kerry Road and Dolfor Road roundabouts at around 1.45pm on April 27.

Witnesses told the County Times that police officers were seen on the Upper Dolfor Road bridge while a marked van was parked underneath.


Police cars were also seen blocking each end of the A483 section of the bypass for around 15 minutes.

On Tuesday, April 30, a Dyfed-Powys Police spokesperson gave an update about the short road closure.

County Times: Another police car blocked traffic at the Kerry Road roundabout.Another police car blocked traffic at the Kerry Road roundabout. (Image: County Times reader)

“Police received a call at about 1.45pm, Saturday, 27th April, raising concern for the welfare of an individual," the spokesperson for the force said.

"The road was closed and reopened at 2pm.”