An emergency road closure has been put in place on St Georges Way in Newport this morning (Thursday).

Teams from Island Roads are working to remove a fallen tree.

St Georges Way is shut (northbound) from its junction with St Georges Approach for a distance of 62m.

The diversion affects: Medina Avenue, Church Litten, South Street, St James Street, St James Square, High Street and St Thomas Square.

Vehicles can leave Newport as normal, but traffic is heavy in the area.

*UPDATED 11.05am

*The road has now re-opened.