VOLUNTEERS have helped save more than 2,000 lives on a busy road.

Members of North East Wales Wildlife joined staff of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in escorting frogs and toads safely across the A525 at Llandegla.

Every year hundreds are killed as they make their way to their ancestral breeding grounds.

On warm evenings during the spring the volunteers walked up and down the road carrying them across at peak traffic times.

The result was that although 685 toads were killed 1,404 were saved.

Thirty-three frogs were also saved but 22 died.