Police are advising motorists that the off slip from the A1 carriageway to the Carnbane Industrial Estate in Newry is closed at present (8pm Wednesday 12th April) due to an overturned lorry. Please seek an alternative route for your journey.

Fire crew, ambulance and police personel were in attendence at the scene this evening.

The incident happened around 6.30pm heading towards the slip road onto the A1 southbound, close to the Armagh Road in Newry.

Emergency services at the scene. Photograph: Columba O'Hare
Emergency services at the scene. Photograph: Columba O'Hare

Several fire appliances and ambulances attended. Fire crews were concerned of the potential of a fuel leak.

The overturned lorry. Photograph: Columba O'Hare
The overturned lorry at the Armagh Road entrance to the A1 in Newry. Photograph: Columba O'Hare