THERE will be a sigh of relief this morning after a key Herefordshire road that links England and Wales has reopened.

The eastbound carriageway of the A40 had been closed since February 9 after heavy rain caused a landslip in Ganarew.

However, National Highways has confirmed that the road is now open.

Initially, the A40 was closed in both directions between Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth.


The westbound side of the dual carriageway soon reopened but the eastbound side remained closed.

A diversion was put in place with people asked to seek alternative routes.

National Highways said safety was its "main priority" and that people would not be put at risk.