Car on fire causes delays on M4 at Newport

THERE is heavy traffic on the M4 this evening due to a car fire.

No one was seriously injured in the incident but the driver and the passenger were both taken to hospital for precautionary measures.

It happened underneath Grove Park bridge on junction 25 at around 5.30pm and the car has since been recovered by police.

One lane of the M4 westbound on junction 25 Caerleon to junction 26 Malpas was closed, and diversion routes are currently in place including the A4042 down Malpas Road, rejoining at junction 26 of the M4.

Any potential damage to the bridge will be assessed in due course, according to Gwent Police.

Duty Inspector Huw Jones said motorists should allow themselves more time if they intend to drive in the area.

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6:52pm Wed 1 Jan 14

DangerMouse84 says...

Traffic delays was caused? Doesn't sound right...

Anyway let's start the year as we mean to go on! Accident on m4 = standstill!

Get fire engine,(if needed as it's bloody wet anyway) put out fire, move car off road. M4 open again!
Traffic delays was caused? Doesn't sound right... Anyway let's start the year as we mean to go on! Accident on m4 = standstill! Get fire engine,(if needed as it's bloody wet anyway) put out fire, move car off road. M4 open again! DangerMouse84

7:10pm Wed 1 Jan 14

Caio Iwan says...

Agreed. Hope it reads better now. See, we listen to our readers...
Agreed. Hope it reads better now. See, we listen to our readers... Caio Iwan

7:20pm Wed 1 Jan 14

DangerMouse84 says...

Thank you, didn't think it ran off the tounge that well!
However it should read "there is still heavy heavy traffic" as all lanes are closed while the police stand around doing nothing, an hour after recovery?
Thank you, didn't think it ran off the tounge that well! However it should read "there is still heavy heavy traffic" as all lanes are closed while the police stand around doing nothing, an hour after recovery? DangerMouse84

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