A WOMAN was cut free from her car after it left a mountain road and came to rest upside down 40 feet down an embankment.

Fire crews from Ebbw Vale station and New Inn station used hydraulic cutting equipment to free the woman, in her 20s, from her Nissan Primera following the incident at 8.30am yesterday on the B4248 Brynmawr to Blaenavon road.

The fire crews freed the woman from the wreckage at 9.18am and she was taken to Nevill Hall hospital in Abergavenny. Her injuries are not believed to be serious.

Officers from the traffic section of Gwent police closed the road while the rescue operation took place.

PC Craig Thomas, of Ebbw Vale police, said: "It appears the woman lost control of her car on a gravel road and went down an embankment. Her injuries are not believed to be life threatening."

l A MINIBUS and a car were involved in a collision last night in Sofrydd Road, Abertillery.

Inspector Simon Powell-Jones, of Gwent Police, said one man and the minibus driver were injured.

He said: "We are unsure at the extent of the injuries at this moment but they are not thought to be serious or life threatening."