A CRASH has closed one lane of the northbound A40 near Monmouth.

As a result of the crash, traffic is queueing between B4293 (Gibraltar Tunnels) and A466 (Monmouth Traffic Lights).

Congestion is heading back as far as to Mitchel Troy.


The AA is reporting "severe delays of 26 minutes" with an average speed five miles per hour.

A Gwent Police spokesman said: "At approximately 1pm this afternoon (Wednesday 11th September 2019), we were called to reports of a road traffic collision on the northbound carriageway of the A40, at the Monmouth traffic lights.

"The collision involved a white Honda Civic and a blue Volvo C30.

"One driver was taken to hospital for treatment; their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

"There were no significant injuries reported regarding the other driver."