Flooding closes lane of Brynglas Tunnel in Newport

Flooding closes lane of Brynglas Tunnel

Flooding closes lane of Brynglas Tunnel

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ONE lane is closed in the Brynglas Tunnel this morning because of flooding.

Traffic is slowing as a result of the blockage on the M4 westbound between J25a at Caerleon and J26 at Malpas.

Workers are en-route to investigate the issue and clear the water.

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1:36pm Wed 15 Jan 14

richie55 says...

This is just another example that proves the M4 through Newport is not fit for purpose and something needs to be done now!
This is just another example that proves the M4 through Newport is not fit for purpose and something needs to be done now! richie55
  • Score: 8

4:50pm Wed 15 Jan 14

St3v3y says...

Wrong Richie55, It may well been a blocked drain for all you know. Many other Bigger, wider motorways also suffer flooding during periods of heavy rain. The M4 through Newport is fine.
Wrong Richie55, It may well been a blocked drain for all you know. Many other Bigger, wider motorways also suffer flooding during periods of heavy rain. The M4 through Newport is fine. St3v3y
  • Score: -4

5:19pm Wed 15 Jan 14

keithbob says...

St3v3y wrote:
Wrong Richie55, It may well been a blocked drain for all you know. Many other Bigger, wider motorways also suffer flooding during periods of heavy rain. The M4 through Newport is fine.
wrong st whatever.the m4 through newport is not fine,its a blight on the map and needs sorting,not a day goes by without an incident around the hated tunnels!
[quote][p][bold]St3v3y[/bold] wrote: Wrong Richie55, It may well been a blocked drain for all you know. Many other Bigger, wider motorways also suffer flooding during periods of heavy rain. The M4 through Newport is fine.[/p][/quote]wrong st whatever.the m4 through newport is not fine,its a blight on the map and needs sorting,not a day goes by without an incident around the hated tunnels! keithbob
  • Score: 2

5:59pm Wed 15 Jan 14

St3v3y says...

Close westbound exit slip J26 and close eastbound Entry slip, these slip roads are too small and too close to the tunnels, they are obsolete and dangerous, drivers will then use J25a instead and filter out accordingly. On the other side, J26 westbound entry slip prevent traffic from entering the middle and outside lane of the motorway for at least 600 yards. ( this will prevent the usual idiots who's mission is to get into the outside lane causing traffic to break and swerve ) East Bound exit slip J26 lane control to start after the Tredegar park entry by use of the big expensive signs "get in lane for J26 A4051" that might go a long way to stop the other bunch of idiots who try and skip as much as the slower moving traffic by diving into a sensible gap left by a sensible driver. ( this area I believe, has the the main occurrences of rear end shunts as a result. Spending a bare minimum ( and it will cost more ) of £90m by slapping another lump of concrete down isn't the answer, it's managing the current motorway, which clearly isn't being done.
Close westbound exit slip J26 and close eastbound Entry slip, these slip roads are too small and too close to the tunnels, they are obsolete and dangerous, drivers will then use J25a instead and filter out accordingly. On the other side, J26 westbound entry slip prevent traffic from entering the middle and outside lane of the motorway for at least 600 yards. ( this will prevent the usual idiots who's mission is to get into the outside lane causing traffic to break and swerve ) East Bound exit slip J26 lane control to start after the Tredegar park entry by use of the big expensive signs "get in lane for J26 A4051" that might go a long way to stop the other bunch of idiots who try and skip as much as the slower moving traffic by diving into a sensible gap left by a sensible driver. ( this area I believe, has the the main occurrences of rear end shunts as a result. Spending a bare minimum ( and it will cost more ) of £90m by slapping another lump of concrete down isn't the answer, it's managing the current motorway, which clearly isn't being done. St3v3y
  • Score: 1

6:41pm Wed 15 Jan 14

bluebanana says...

richie55 wrote:
This is just another example that proves the M4 through Newport is not fit for purpose and something needs to be done now!
Lets recap.....the latest lot of incidents have been:
- Lorry having a wheel changed
- Car on fire
- Flooding
- And a few vehicle collisions

Still seems to have the same amount of congestion as any other 2 lane motorway. Theres nothing much wrong or particularly dangerous with what is there, other than it could do with 3 lanes all the way through.
[quote][p][bold]richie55[/bold] wrote: This is just another example that proves the M4 through Newport is not fit for purpose and something needs to be done now![/p][/quote]Lets recap.....the latest lot of incidents have been: - Lorry having a wheel changed - Car on fire - Flooding - And a few vehicle collisions Still seems to have the same amount of congestion as any other 2 lane motorway. Theres nothing much wrong or particularly dangerous with what is there, other than it could do with 3 lanes all the way through. bluebanana
  • Score: 3

8:51pm Wed 15 Jan 14

rightsideup says...

St3v3y wrote:
Wrong Richie55, It may well been a blocked drain for all you know. Many other Bigger, wider motorways also suffer flooding during periods of heavy rain. The M4 through Newport is fine.
'The M4 through Newport is fine'.You are joking of course.It's anything but fine.It may have been fine when it was first opened.Now it's not fit for purpose.Swift drastic action needed methinks!.
[quote][p][bold]St3v3y[/bold] wrote: Wrong Richie55, It may well been a blocked drain for all you know. Many other Bigger, wider motorways also suffer flooding during periods of heavy rain. The M4 through Newport is fine.[/p][/quote]'The M4 through Newport is fine'.You are joking of course.It's anything but fine.It may have been fine when it was first opened.Now it's not fit for purpose.Swift drastic action needed methinks!. rightsideup
  • Score: -1

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