Newport pothole in M4 was 'one metre square'

DELAYS: Queuing traffic on the M4 in Newport

DELAYS: Queuing traffic on the M4 in Newport

First published in Gwent news
Last updated

UPDATE 4.38pm:

A Welsh Government spokesperson said the pothole was around one metre by one metre.

All repairs were carried out and the lanes re-opened within 90 minutes.

The cause of the damage is being investigated.

UPDATE 1.24pm:

The motorway has now fully re-opened.

UPDATE 11.42am:

A LARGE pothole has appeared in the M4 in Newport this morning causing two lanes to be closed as repairs are made.

The repairs are being made between High Cross and Tredegar Park where the two lanes are closed.

Are you at the scene? Let us know by tweeting @southwalesargus

Congestion is stretching back to J26 at Malpas.

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12:04pm Mon 31 Mar 14

varteg1 says...

I feel fairly certain this 'emergency' repair did not just happen, so why was these repairs not done overnight when traffic, especially commercial traffic would have been much lighter than during daylight hours in the working week, a procedure that is bound to cause problems.

Or is it a ploy to try securing funding from wherever to fund the 'new' bypass route?.
I feel fairly certain this 'emergency' repair did not just happen, so why was these repairs not done overnight when traffic, especially commercial traffic would have been much lighter than during daylight hours in the working week, a procedure that is bound to cause problems. Or is it a ploy to try securing funding from wherever to fund the 'new' bypass route?. varteg1
  • Score: 19

12:47pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Sometimes says...

Are the police looking into it?
Are the police looking into it? Sometimes
  • Score: 21

12:59pm Mon 31 Mar 14

ncfcr says...

That stretch of the M4 is covered with potholes and has been for the best part of six months. Entering at J28 eastbound is a safety hazard.
That stretch of the M4 is covered with potholes and has been for the best part of six months. Entering at J28 eastbound is a safety hazard. ncfcr
  • Score: 23

1:05pm Mon 31 Mar 14

VoiceOfInsanity says...

Are you at the scene? Let us know by tweeting @southwalesargus


Nice one Argus, why don't you send a reporter down to the incident?
Are you at the scene? Let us know by tweeting @southwalesargus Nice one Argus, why don't you send a reporter down to the incident? VoiceOfInsanity
  • Score: -6

1:34pm Mon 31 Mar 14

-trigg- says...

VoiceOfInsanity wrote:
Are you at the scene? Let us know by tweeting @southwalesargus Nice one Argus, why don't you send a reporter down to the incident?
They did but he's stuck in traffic for some reason...
[quote][p][bold]VoiceOfInsanity[/bold] wrote: Are you at the scene? Let us know by tweeting @southwalesargus Nice one Argus, why don't you send a reporter down to the incident?[/p][/quote]They did but he's stuck in traffic for some reason... -trigg-
  • Score: 28

1:38pm Mon 31 Mar 14

slimboy88 says...

VoiceOfInsanity wrote:
Are you at the scene? Let us know by tweeting @southwalesargus Nice one Argus, why don't you send a reporter down to the incident?
Thought you couldn't use a device whilst driving a vehicle??
£1k fine for each Tweet received.
[quote][p][bold]VoiceOfInsanity[/bold] wrote: Are you at the scene? Let us know by tweeting @southwalesargus Nice one Argus, why don't you send a reporter down to the incident?[/p][/quote]Thought you couldn't use a device whilst driving a vehicle?? £1k fine for each Tweet received. slimboy88
  • Score: 17

1:44pm Mon 31 Mar 14

jerymp says...

It really is the motorway causing delays this time instead of some idiot driving too fast and too close
It really is the motorway causing delays this time instead of some idiot driving too fast and too close jerymp
  • Score: 1

2:09pm Mon 31 Mar 14

BobEvams2014 says...

Bob Bright should resign over this, when UKIP win the next General Election and control of the WAG and Newport City Council, all potholes will cease to exist overnight, Nigel says so.
Bob Bright should resign over this, when UKIP win the next General Election and control of the WAG and Newport City Council, all potholes will cease to exist overnight, Nigel says so. BobEvams2014
  • Score: -1

4:21pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Floppy backed says...

And WAG want to give Ebbw Vale race track £20m on the prospect that this 'may happen' when we have the infrastructure of a 3rd world country....WAG concentrate on the basics before wasting OUR money.
And WAG want to give Ebbw Vale race track £20m on the prospect that this 'may happen' when we have the infrastructure of a 3rd world country....WAG concentrate on the basics before wasting OUR money. Floppy backed
  • Score: 13

5:06pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Magor says...

Floppy backed wrote:
And WAG want to give Ebbw Vale race track £20m on the prospect that this 'may happen' when we have the infrastructure of a 3rd world country....WAG concentrate on the basics before wasting OUR money.
They like wasting money on tarmac,not happy with an airport they throw more at a racetrack instead of a main motorway.
[quote][p][bold]Floppy backed[/bold] wrote: And WAG want to give Ebbw Vale race track £20m on the prospect that this 'may happen' when we have the infrastructure of a 3rd world country....WAG concentrate on the basics before wasting OUR money.[/p][/quote]They like wasting money on tarmac,not happy with an airport they throw more at a racetrack instead of a main motorway. Magor
  • Score: 9

7:18pm Mon 31 Mar 14

westender says...

One metre square? are you sure? that's awfully deep even for Newport
One metre square? are you sure? that's awfully deep even for Newport westender
  • Score: -9

7:29pm Mon 31 Mar 14

mal92 says...

That's 1m square not cubed!
That's 1m square not cubed! mal92
  • Score: 22

12:11pm Tue 1 Apr 14

jaggededge says...

On the subject of unsafe roads what about the ring road around duffryn
On the subject of unsafe roads what about the ring road around duffryn jaggededge
  • Score: -4

2:09pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Jack Land says...

that's just to keep the people of duffryn in there and unable to escape
that's just to keep the people of duffryn in there and unable to escape Jack Land
  • Score: 6

8:53pm Tue 1 Apr 14

westender says...

Mal92
really? gosh your really bright, but just to be as pedantic as you I do know the difference having laid a few tonne of tarmac.
Mal92 really? gosh your really bright, but just to be as pedantic as you I do know the difference having laid a few tonne of tarmac. westender
  • Score: -3

10:07pm Tue 1 Apr 14

mal92 says...

westender wrote:
Mal92 really? gosh your really bright, but just to be as pedantic as you I do know the difference having laid a few tonne of tarmac.
Then you should have known that the hole wasn't 1m deep!
[quote][p][bold]westender[/bold] wrote: Mal92 really? gosh your really bright, but just to be as pedantic as you I do know the difference having laid a few tonne of tarmac.[/p][/quote]Then you should have known that the hole wasn't 1m deep! mal92
  • Score: 6

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