Hail storm causes 9 vehicle crash on A436 between Air Balloon roundabout and Seven Springs
A SUDDEN hail storm caused a nine vehicle pile-up which has closed a busy road in both directions.
Two cars flipped on to their roofs in the smash on the A436 between Seven Springs and the Air Balloon roundabout.
Gloucestershire Constabulary has shut the road in both directions while ambulance crews deal with the injured.
"The cause of the collision has been attributed to a sudden hail storm," said police spokesman Simon Masters.
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Police were informed of the crash involving seven cars, a van and a lorry at 3.20pm this afternoon.
Details of those injured are not known at this stage.
Police said the road reopened at 6.37pm.