A FLINTSHIRE road was closed overnight because it had become "dangerous" for vehicles, police have confirmed.

The Leader reported on Thursday night how Holywell Road in Ewloe, between the petrol station and the Northop Hall roundabout, was closed following a collision.

Police warned motorists it was expected to remain closed until Friday morning and advised a different route should be taken.

The force has now told the Leader the reason for the closure was because the collision, which was reported at 5.20pm, was the third that day in that location.

A police spokesman said the collision - which occurred in a "wooded" part of the road which was reported to have become "slippery" - had involved a single vehicle losing control.

"Last Saturday there was another collision in this part of the road," the spokesman said.

"There were serious safety issues going into the bend. "The surface was dangerous - that was the reason highways was asked to close the road."

A spokesman for North Wales Fire and Rescue Service told the Leader firefighters were called to the scene and assisted police colleagues in making the car safe, but had no further involvement.

The Welsh Ambulance Service confirmed paramedics also attended the incident but were stood down, as a patient had refused treatment.

Flintshire Council has been approached by the Leader for comment.