Newport lorry fire causes M4 chaos
Updated 5:14pm Friday 14th February 2014 in Gwent news
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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
@ArgusBFrampton Traffic eastbound is very slow / static on Malpas Strait— Nick Webb (@ndwebb) February 14, 2014
Malpas + Maindee crew have attended a fire ia lorry carrying scrap metal on M4 East Caerleon to Coldra at 15:35 2BAs 2hosereels 1 safety jet— Jennie Griffiths (@GriffithsJECtrl) February 14, 2014
No-one was injured in the blaze.
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.
Where the lorry caught fire on the M4:
#SWControl JE Crews have dealt with a lorry fire at the M4 Eastbound Junctions 25 to 24— SW Fire & Rescue (@SWFireandRescue) February 14, 2014
Lewis Dite took this incredible picture of the lorry fire on the M4:
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.
Congestion caused by the lorry fire near J25:
The blaze is near J25 at Caerleon.
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