The emergency services have been called to Cwmbran after a lorry overturned on a busy stretch of road.

Police, the fire service and paramedics have all been called to the A4042 at Cwmbran today (Monday, September 20), as a result of the incident.

According to Gwent Police, the incident involved two vehicles, and took place on a stretch of road in between the Crown and Turnpike roundabouts.

One of the vehicles involved is thought to have been a HGV, which ended up on its side on the carriageway.

Thankfully, according to a spokesman for the Welsh Ambulance Service, there were no reported injuries, as paramedics attending were stood down.

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However, despite the incident taking place at around 11.20am, the road was only reopened again at around 2.20pm.

This comes as a result of the stricken vehicles needing to be removed, and for fuel and debris to be cleaned up.

It is also thought that collision investigation officers have been on the scene.

As a result, the road was closed in both directions, for a number of hours.

While this was ongoing, Gwent Police and the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service were assisting with traffic management.

However, there was a significant amount of congestion on roads in the surrounding area, as a result of this incident. 

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Statement from Gwent Police in full

Shortly after the incident, a Gwent Police spokesman said: “We received a report of a road traffic collision involving two vehicles on the A4042 in Cwmbran, between the Crown and Turnpike roundabouts, at around 11.20am on Monday 20 September.

“Officers attended, along with personnel from the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service and the Welsh Ambulance Service, to assist with traffic management.

“The road is currently closed in both directions to allow for debris and fuel to be cleaned up.”