3 M4 crashes that have brought Newport to a standstill

M4 crashes that have brought Newport to a standstill

M4 crashes that have brought Newport to a standstill

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YESTERDAY'S M4 closure and resulting traffic chaos was the latest of many that have hit Newport over the past few years.

Here are some of those incidents which have led to ever louder calls for an M4 relief road around Newport.

Brynglas tunnel fire

THE Brynglas tunnel was shut for days after a lorry exploded during rush-hour in the westbound side in July 2011.

Both sides of the tunnel were closed to traffic for much of the day, bringing much of the city to a halt.

South Wales Argus:

The charred remains of the lorry which exploded in the Brynglas Tunnel in Newport

South Wales Argus:

Both Brynglas tunels were closed after the explosion. Pics Malcolm Morgan.

How we reported the story:
M4 TUNNEL BLAZE: Lorry fire in Brynglas causes M4 chaos


 

Crash causes five-mile tailbacks on M4 in Newport

South Wales Argus:

THIS M4 incident typifies the many that bring traffic to a standstill around Newport. Traffic queued for five miles after a multi-vehicle accident on the M4 in Newport in December last year. No one was injured.

How we reported the story:
Crash causes five-mile tailbacks on M4 in Newport


M4 crash caused gridlock in Newport

South Wales Argus:

A CRASH near Newport despite only closing one lane of the M4 brought traffic in Newport to a grinding halt in April 2011. A collision between a car and a lorry caused thousands of drivers to be caught up in tailbacks with other roads in the city like the SDR seeing heavy slow-moving traffic as drivers diverted off the motorway.

How we reported the story:
M4 crash caused gridlock in Newport


M4 closed after tanker crash in Brynglas tunnel

South Wales Argus:

YESTERDAY'S closure of the M4 after a crash between in the Brynglas tunnel was a reminder of how easily traffic can grind to a halt across Newport when there is an incident on the motorway around the city.

How we reported the story:
M4 re-opens after tanker crash in Brynglas tunnel

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