Crash causes five-mile tailbacks on M4 in Newport

South Wales Argus: DELAYS: Queuing traffic near J26 at Malpas DELAYS: Queuing traffic near J26 at Malpas

QUEUEING traffic is reported for five miles due to a multi-vehicle accident on the M4 in Newport.

The crash happened westbound between J26 at Malpas and J27 at Highcross, congestion is stretching to J24 of the M4 at the Coldra.

Cameras show traffic is queueing back through the Brynglas tunnels to the Coldra.

No one was injured in the collision.

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12:50pm Tue 10 Dec 13

NakedDancer says...

This now seems to be a daily occurence on the M4 around Newport. I'd like to see some stats on the fatalities, injuries and financial loss for this dangerous stretch of motorway compared to other motorways - not to mention the economic impacts. The inactivity by the WAG to-date is disgusting and anyone suggesting further delays to the M4 Relief Road need a reality check. Stop talking - get it built.
This now seems to be a daily occurence on the M4 around Newport. I'd like to see some stats on the fatalities, injuries and financial loss for this dangerous stretch of motorway compared to other motorways - not to mention the economic impacts. The inactivity by the WAG to-date is disgusting and anyone suggesting further delays to the M4 Relief Road need a reality check. Stop talking - get it built. NakedDancer

4:30pm Tue 10 Dec 13

keithbob says...

oh look,another accident and long tailbacks on the the m4 newport.
its a daily routine now to whether its malpas,high cross or the coldra
yet disruption to the transport system in wales is affected constantly.
is there ever going to be a major inquiry by the haulage industry as to the obvious cost as to missed delivery slots etc,workers unable to turn up for work on time,late buses because of the congestion around newport caused by the closure of the m4.newport has to be the worst black spot of the motorway map in the country now.yet you will still have the green brigade saying we dont need a new m4 relief road.well we cartainly do people,for the future generation!!
oh look,another accident and long tailbacks on the the m4 newport. its a daily routine now to whether its malpas,high cross or the coldra yet disruption to the transport system in wales is affected constantly. is there ever going to be a major inquiry by the haulage industry as to the obvious cost as to missed delivery slots etc,workers unable to turn up for work on time,late buses because of the congestion around newport caused by the closure of the m4.newport has to be the worst black spot of the motorway map in the country now.yet you will still have the green brigade saying we dont need a new m4 relief road.well we cartainly do people,for the future generation!! keithbob

6:04pm Tue 10 Dec 13

LanceCVP says...

Something is very wrong. Almost every day I read about a crash on the M4 somewhere between the Coldra junction 24 and Tredegar Park junction 28. It's about time this stretch of motorway was looked at closely to find the cause of these accidents.
Something is very wrong. Almost every day I read about a crash on the M4 somewhere between the Coldra junction 24 and Tredegar Park junction 28. It's about time this stretch of motorway was looked at closely to find the cause of these accidents. LanceCVP

12:25pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Jonnytrouble says...

Wait a minute the ' GREEN GROUP CALM ) have the answer, no MOTOR vehicles hence NO pollution and ' get on yer bike policy !
Hope they were stuck in the tail back and needed a pee !
WG get on with it...Newport is the Gateway into Wales, update the infrastructure NOW not another 25 yrs time, we have waited far to long !
Wait a minute the ' GREEN GROUP CALM ) have the answer, no MOTOR vehicles hence NO pollution and ' get on yer bike policy ! Hope they were stuck in the tail back and needed a pee ! WG get on with it...Newport is the Gateway into Wales, update the infrastructure NOW not another 25 yrs time, we have waited far to long ! Jonnytrouble

11:31pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Peterh8631 says...

NakedDancer wrote:
This now seems to be a daily occurence on the M4 around Newport. I'd like to see some stats on the fatalities, injuries and financial loss for this dangerous stretch of motorway compared to other motorways - not to mention the economic impacts. The inactivity by the WAG to-date is disgusting and anyone suggesting further delays to the M4 Relief Road need a reality check. Stop talking - get it built.
Yes unless you live in Magor and the proposed M4 releif road is going to cut across the top the the village . It's ok to talk about a relief road for this stretch of motorway, but why not expand the llanwern dual carriageway and use that as a relief road when accidents happen only as a new motorway will be a white elephant.
[quote][p][bold]NakedDancer[/bold] wrote: This now seems to be a daily occurence on the M4 around Newport. I'd like to see some stats on the fatalities, injuries and financial loss for this dangerous stretch of motorway compared to other motorways - not to mention the economic impacts. The inactivity by the WAG to-date is disgusting and anyone suggesting further delays to the M4 Relief Road need a reality check. Stop talking - get it built.[/p][/quote]Yes unless you live in Magor and the proposed M4 releif road is going to cut across the top the the village . It's ok to talk about a relief road for this stretch of motorway, but why not expand the llanwern dual carriageway and use that as a relief road when accidents happen only as a new motorway will be a white elephant. Peterh8631

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