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A man has been airlifted to hospital following a road traffic collision on the Horseshoe Pass earlier this morning.

The single vehicle collision took place at around 10:30am this morning when a car left the carriageway and fell down an embankment.

A man has since been removed from the vehicle and airlifted to hospital, with the road reopening at 1:30pm.

Two fire crews from Ruthin and Llangollen attended the scene, along with a technical rescue team from Wrexham.

North Wales Police tweeted at 11:40am this morning to say the Old route past The Ponderosa was been closed off.

Diversions have been put into place and drivers are being encouraged to use alternative routes such as A5104.

George also got in touch with Wrexham.com via Twitter to say that there are ‘lots’ of police present, along with the fire service and an air ambulance.

The Shop Up In The Clouds by the Ponderosa said at 1pm “Just to keep you informed about the recent RTA on the Horseshoe Pass: The main road is closed due to a car leaving the carriage way going down the pass near the bottom cattle grid on the Llangollen side.

“The person involved is being air lifted. The alternative ‘old pass’ route IS OPEN. The cafe and Gift Shop are OPEN – We wish the person involved a speedy recovery.”

North Wales Police said at 1:30pm “The Horseshoe Pass and the old road past Ponderosa have both now re-opened following this morning’s RTC”.

This is the second incident to take place on the Horseshoe Pass in a number of weeks, with a vehicle going over the edge of the Horseshoe Pass on March 16th.

One male was taken to hospital with suspected broken arm and head injuries by air ambulance. You can read our report here.