Traffic and travel: serious two vehicle collision closes road

The air ambulance (archive pic)
The air ambulance (archive pic)

Motorists were asked to avoid the Portaferry Road after a serious two vehicle collision.

The incident happened earlier this afternoon and police created diversions at Finlay's Road and Cunningburn Road.

They added: "There are no further details at this stage."

However a spokesman for the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said they attended a serious crash between a motorcycle and a bus on the Portaferry Road after receiving a 999 call at 2.45pm.

The spokesman said they 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.

This is the second serious accident on the Portaferry Road this weekend.

Bravery is praised after rescue from burning car outside Newtownards on Saturday