TWO people have been taken to hospital following a crash involving two vehicles on Friday morning. 

Welsh Ambulance Service (WAS), North Wales Police, the Air Ambulance Service and North Wales Fire and Rescue Service (NWFRS) attended the incident which occurred just west of Cerrigydrudion at about 9am.

Motorists have been urged to avoid the area.

A Welsh Ambulance Servce spokesperson said: “We were called on Friday, April 30 at approximately 09.02am to reports of a road traffic accident involving two vehicles on the A5 near Cerrigydrudion. We responded with one rapid response vehicle, two emergency ambulances and our crews were supported by the Wales Air Ambulance.

"Two patients were transported by road ambulance to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd Hospital.”

A fire service spokesperson said it sent one crew to the incident at 9.15am.

Traffic reports indicated the road had been shut between the Llyn Brenig turn off and Cefn Brith turn off, with traffic affected between Betws-y-Coed and Corwen.

A police spokesperson said: "We received a call at 9.08am this morning, reporting a two vehicle road traffic collision on the A5 near the Saw Mill, west of Cerrigydrudion.

"Officers are currently in attendance alongside colleagues from WAS, NWFRS and Helimed. The road remains closed whilst we deal with the incident and motorists are advised to avoid the area until further notice."