Newport lorry fire causes M4 chaos

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  • A lorry has caught fire on the M4
  • The blaze is near J25 at Caerleon
  • Two lanes closed eastbound between J25 and J24

5:14pm

5:12pm

4:57pm

4:50pm

No-one was injured in the blaze.

4:45pm

One lane has re-opened but queueing traffic remains on the M4 eastbound between J25 at Caerleon and J24 at the Coldra.

Traffic reported to be slow in westbound on same stretch.

4:40pm

Where the lorry caught fire on the M4:

South Wales Argus:

4:34pm

4:34pm

Lewis Dite took this incredible picture of the lorry fire on the M4:

South Wales Argus:

4:30pm

Two lanes are closed and queueing traffic is reported due to a lorry fire and oil spillage on the M4 eastbound between J25 at Caerleon and J24 at the Coldra.

Congestion is stretching to J29 A48(M). The lorry is towards the top of St Julian's Hill, halfway between the two junctions.

The carriageway was fully blocked for approximately fifteen minutes, with lane three (Of three) re-opening at 3.50pm.

4:28pm

Congestion caused by the lorry fire near J25:

South Wales Argus:

4:27pm

4:25pm

The blaze is near J25 at Caerleon.

4:24pm

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6:53pm Fri 14 Feb 14

RoughJustice4U says...

Must be the fault of the motorway!
This only strengthens the argument of a relief road...
Must be the fault of the motorway! This only strengthens the argument of a relief road... RoughJustice4U

11:01pm Fri 14 Feb 14

grumpyandopinionated says...

RoughJustice4U wrote:
Must be the fault of the motorway!
This only strengthens the argument of a relief road...
You don't get it do you, it's not what is at fault it's the disruption that is caused when something goes wrong, the traffic that gets backed up in Newport is horendus when there is any incident on the motorway. In my opinion though the majority of the ACCIDENTS not lorry fires are down to the amount of traffic, do we hear of many accidents before magor, because I'm pretty sure there is the same amount of traffic there as there is on the m4 around newport. Oh yeah thats 3 lane and moves alot more smoothly because of this. There is alot of evidence to get the relief road built and the sooner the bettere.
[quote][p][bold]RoughJustice4U[/bold] wrote: Must be the fault of the motorway! This only strengthens the argument of a relief road...[/p][/quote]You don't get it do you, it's not what is at fault it's the disruption that is caused when something goes wrong, the traffic that gets backed up in Newport is horendus when there is any incident on the motorway. In my opinion though the majority of the ACCIDENTS not lorry fires are down to the amount of traffic, do we hear of many accidents before magor, because I'm pretty sure there is the same amount of traffic there as there is on the m4 around newport. Oh yeah thats 3 lane and moves alot more smoothly because of this. There is alot of evidence to get the relief road built and the sooner the bettere. grumpyandopinionated

11:32pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Jonnytrouble says...

grumpyandopinionated wrote:
RoughJustice4U wrote:
Must be the fault of the motorway!
This only strengthens the argument of a relief road...
You don't get it do you, it's not what is at fault it's the disruption that is caused when something goes wrong, the traffic that gets backed up in Newport is horendus when there is any incident on the motorway. In my opinion though the majority of the ACCIDENTS not lorry fires are down to the amount of traffic, do we hear of many accidents before magor, because I'm pretty sure there is the same amount of traffic there as there is on the m4 around newport. Oh yeah thats 3 lane and moves alot more smoothly because of this. There is alot of evidence to get the relief road built and the sooner the bettere.
Just part of life getting around Newport im afraid, as for that relief Motorway,2020 start date if it happens ????
[quote][p][bold]grumpyandopinionated[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RoughJustice4U[/bold] wrote: Must be the fault of the motorway! This only strengthens the argument of a relief road...[/p][/quote]You don't get it do you, it's not what is at fault it's the disruption that is caused when something goes wrong, the traffic that gets backed up in Newport is horendus when there is any incident on the motorway. In my opinion though the majority of the ACCIDENTS not lorry fires are down to the amount of traffic, do we hear of many accidents before magor, because I'm pretty sure there is the same amount of traffic there as there is on the m4 around newport. Oh yeah thats 3 lane and moves alot more smoothly because of this. There is alot of evidence to get the relief road built and the sooner the bettere.[/p][/quote]Just part of life getting around Newport im afraid, as for that relief Motorway,2020 start date if it happens ???? Jonnytrouble

11:57pm Fri 14 Feb 14

grumpyandopinionated says...

Doesn't matter when it gets built just need to be built and for people to accept that no matter how much they complain it needs to be built for the future.
Doesn't matter when it gets built just need to be built and for people to accept that no matter how much they complain it needs to be built for the future. grumpyandopinionated

10:03am Sun 16 Feb 14

jerymp says...

Some way has to be found to bypass this stretch of motorway but don't delude yourselves that this will end all the problems. A lorry on fire will close any motorway and cause long backups and any number of people will continue to drive like idiots to fast,too close and irrespective of conditions.
Some way has to be found to bypass this stretch of motorway but don't delude yourselves that this will end all the problems. A lorry on fire will close any motorway and cause long backups and any number of people will continue to drive like idiots to fast,too close and irrespective of conditions. jerymp

9:53pm Sun 16 Feb 14

grumpyandopinionated says...

Yes but by keeping the current m4 for access to newport and the bypass for traffic to the rest of south wales will allow for the old section to take up the slack, having 3 lanes will mean that having to close 1 or 2 lanes will mean that everything doesn't come to a complete stop on the motorway and newport itself doesn't get grid locked.
Yes but by keeping the current m4 for access to newport and the bypass for traffic to the rest of south wales will allow for the old section to take up the slack, having 3 lanes will mean that having to close 1 or 2 lanes will mean that everything doesn't come to a complete stop on the motorway and newport itself doesn't get grid locked. grumpyandopinionated

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