This live event has finished
- M4 re-opens after tanker crash in Brynglas tunnel
- M4 was closed westbound
- Lorry and tanker collide
- Additional crash between J24 and J25 causes delays
Traffic on the SDR has returned to normal.
The M4 has now re-opened. Traffic on the SDR is still very heavy and drivers can expect long delays.
10:07am Tue 21 Jan 14
exMark wrote:Yes, we do need a new motorway by-pass but again it's not the tunnels or the this particular stretch of badly planned motorway that's to blame it's quite simply bad driving and it could and does happen on any part of the motorway system and once the new by-pass is open inevitably it will will happen on there so what's the answer, duplicate the whole motorway ?
This is why the M4 Relief Road is MUST HAPPEN
SDR bumper to bumper pic.twitter.com/FTwXL5vMfZ— Maria Williams (@ArgusMWilliams) January 21, 2014
Avoid the A449 southbound after Usk junction. Thanks for the signs to say long delays!!!! M4 shut at Newport— Richard Bradley (@R_Bradley_WBA) January 21, 2014
The story of my life lately! M4 (westbound) towards Briz from Newport - J26 is closed due to an accident. pic.twitter.com/z5iQ66NZdK— Ed Lindsay (@DjMistaBliss) January 21, 2014
Queueing on Cardiff Road in Newport this morning as traffic is diverted away from the M4:
Been in this jam for more than an hour now - to travel five milesM Celtic Manor now in sight - dreading SDR pic.twitter.com/HPHMRXWBZ1— Maria Williams (@ArgusMWilliams) January 21, 2014
Made it to Newport after a two-hour drive from Abergavenny. M4 closed from the Coldra to the Brynglas Tunnels. Traffic was solid on the A48— Kath Skellon (@ArgusKSkellon) January 21, 2014
GWENT Police are helping with the recovery is underway of the lorry involved in the crash, which was said by a police spokeswoman to have suffered “severe damage”.
She said a “full lift” of the vehicle may be required to remove it from the tunnel.
One lane is thought to remain closed.
She confirmed nobody was injured in the accident.
Chris Prior from Usk sent in this picture of the lorry involved in this morning's crash, saying a friend was driving the lorry that collided with the tanker and that the driver is fine.
Closed stretch of the M4 between J24 at the Coldra and J26 at Malpas:
Map showing traffic incidents in Newport this morning:
The crash on the M4 between J25 at Caerleon and J24 the Coldra has been cleared and the road is now open.
Cardiff Road in Newport is very congested this morning as traffic is diverted from the M4 due to the crash in the Brynglas tunnel.
Traffic camera showing the closed stretch of the M4 westbound.
Traffic camera showing delays near J25 and fog on the M4 in Newport this morning.
Traffic heavier than normal and stop-start traffic on the SDR this morning as traffic is diverted off of the M4 due to the accident in the westbound Brynglas Tunnel.
One lane is closed and very slow traffic reported due to an accident, involving three vehicles on M4 St Julian's Hill Eastbound between J25 at Caerleon and J24 the Coldra.
A diversion is in place for M4 traffic: Leave the M4 at J24 to use the A48 Southern Distributor Road.
Alternatively, traffic can also leave the M4 at J23A (Magor Services) and use the A4810 Queen's Way, past the Llanwern steel works.
There are no estimates as to how long the road will remain closed.
THE M4 is closed westbound this morning after a lorry hit the back of a tanker inside the westbound Brynglas Tunnel.