Emergency services rushed to the scene of a serious two-vehicle collision this evening (Tuesday).
Fire crews, police and ambulance crews were aided by the Air Ambulance following the incident on the Armagh Road outside Newry around 7pm.
Motorists have been advised that, due to a severity of the crash, the road – between Jockeys Brea and Church Road – is closed.
Please avoid the area and seek alternative route whilst emergency services deal with the incident.
Diversions are in place towards Kidds Road and Old Armagh Road, Newry.
There are no further details at this stage. This story will be updated as and when more details become available.
9PM UPDATE: The road is likely to remain closed for several more hours as emergency services deal with the scene.