Serious crash shuts the Portaferry Road near Ards

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By Adam Evans

A serious crash has shut the Portaferry Road near Newtownards this afternoon.

Police say a bus collided with a motorcycle.

Drivers are being asked to avoid the area with the road expected to be closed for "quite some time".

A spokesperson for the PSNI said: "Motorists are asked to avoid the Portaferry Road, Newtownards, following a serious two vehicle road traffic collision. Diversions at Finlay's Road and Cunningburn Road."

Adding that, "There are no further details at this stage."

A spokesperson for the Ambulance Service told Q Radio: "The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service has reported that they received a 999 call at 14:45 on Sunday 2 September re a Road Traffic Collision on Portaferry Rd near Newtownards. 

"The collision involved a motor cycle and a bus.

"NIAS despatched a Rapid Response Paramedic, an A&E crew and an ambulance officer to the scene. The charity Air Ambulance was also tasked to the incident by NIAS.

"No-one has been taken to hospital from the scene."

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