There have been a number serious road traffic collisions in the area this afternoon (Saturday).
Police are advising the public to avoid the Belfast Road in Newry with the road closed in both directions following a serious collision there.
The road is sectioned off between the A1 and Damolly Road.
Diversions are in place but motorists are to seek an alternative route. It is expected to remain closed for some time.
Meanwhile, in a separate collision, the A1 has been closed Lisburn bound at the A1 Hillsborough Road Roundabout. Traffic is being diverted away from the scene there.
There are no further details at this stage.
In #Newry: PSNI advise the Belfast Road, is CLOSED in both directions between the A1 and Damolly Road following a road traffic collision. Local diversions are in place. Road users asked to seek alternative route. (14:20)
— Trafficwatch NI (@TrafficwatchNI) April 17, 2021