THE A4042 was closed in both directions between Cwmbran and Pontypool on Thursday evening due to a police incident.


UPDATE 12pm (Friday): Gwent Police have confirmed the woman involved in the police incident which closed the A4042 last night was brought to safety.

A spokeswoman said: "The woman was brought to safety. The road was re-opened at around 6.30pm."


UPDATE 8PM: The latest traffic reports show the road has been re-opened. Gwent Police have been contacted for an update on this incident.


Both carriageways are closed from the Rechem roundabout to the McDonald's roundabout for a police incident

The AA is reporting delays approaching both of the roundabouts, and drivers should avoid the area if possible.


A Gwent Police spokeswoman said: "We received a report of a concern for the safety of a woman on New Road bridge, close to the A4042, near New Inn, Pontypool, at around 3.45pm on Thursday 30 July.

"The A4042 is currently closed in both directions from the Rechem roundabout to the McDonald’s roundabout.

"Officers are currently in attendance."

Stagecoach have said there will be delays to its number 23 service between Newport and Pontypool because of the incident.