South East Wales

A4042 reopened near Abergavenny after lorry crash spills palm oil

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A Monmouthshire road has reopened after it was closed for about 20 hours.

A lorry overturned and spilled palm oil which "set like wax" on the A4042 between Abergavenny and Llanellen at about 21:00 GMT on Tuesday.

Gwent Police said the driver suffered significant arm injuries and was taken to Nevill Hall hospital in Abergavenny.

Motorists had to take a 40-mile (64km) and 45 minute diversion until police reopened the road at 18:00 BST on Wednesday.