Sheffield traffic: Delays after severe crash with 'smoke and fire' on Prince of Wales Road near two schools

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One witness told The Star: “There has been a crash and it looks quite severe. There was smoke and fire when I saw it.”

Scores of pupils in Sheffield are late today following a “serious” crash near two schools.

Traffic is delayed on Prince of Wales Road near the junction with Beaumont Road North in Sheffield today (May 17, 2024) following a serious crash.Traffic is delayed on Prince of Wales Road near the junction with Beaumont Road North in Sheffield today (May 17, 2024) following a serious crash.
Traffic is delayed on Prince of Wales Road near the junction with Beaumont Road North in Sheffield today (May 17, 2024) following a serious crash. | Google Maps

Prince of Wales Road, off Sheffield Parkway, is reportedly blocked close to the junction with Beaumont Road North, in Castlebeck, following a collision at around 7.30am today (May 17).

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Severe congestion has been reported in all directions off the nearby Prince of Wales Interchange.

Nearby Pipworth Primary School and Sheffield Park Academy have both told The Star that “many” pupils are late this morning as a result.

One witness told The Star: “There has been a crash and it looks quite severe. There was smoke and fire when I saw it.”

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It is unknown how many vehicles are involved or if anyone has been seriously hurt.

In an updated at 10am, South Yorkshire Police said: “We were called today around 8.10am to reports of a road traffic collision on Castlebeck Avenue in Sheffield.

“It is reported that a blue Volkswagen Tiguan Match and a white Vauxhall Astra were involved in the collision, at the junction of Castlebeck Avenue and Prince of Wales Road.

“No injuries have been reported from occupants of either vehicles.

“Castlebeck Avenue to Alison Crescent is currently closed while officers conduct their work and the vehicles are recovered.”

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