A SECTION of the A5 was closed today due to an electrical fire.

Motorists were urged to avoid the area between Llangollen and Froncysyllte today (Tuesday, March 1).

Traffic Wales tweeted: "Road will be closed in both directions shortly due to electrical fire.

"Utility company has been informed and we are working closely with them to resolve this issue as soon as possible.

"Please avoid area and find alternative route."

UPDATE: The road is now open again.