M4 reopens after police incident in Malpas, Newport
Updated 8:15am Thursday 17th April 2014 in Gwent news
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**CUSTOMER NOTICE** Roads are now reopened, heavy traffic will still cause some delays to services, sorry for any inconvenience caused— Newport Bus (@NewportBus) April 16, 2014
Just spoken to woman who has given up trying to get home to Malpas because of traffic caused by M4 incident— Nicole Garnon (@NicoleGarnon) April 16, 2014
All lanes of the M4 have now re-opened.
A spokeswoman for Gwent Police said: “Traffic was being diverted off the M4 at Newport and around the Malpas intersection as police had concerns for the safety of a man who was stood on the M4 above the Malpas Intersection.
“Police attended the location after receiving a report from a member of the public at 12.55pm about the man at the location. The man was brought down to safety at about 1.25pm.
Traffic cameras showing traffic queues this afternoon on the M4 in Newport:
The M4 is closed westbound between J25 at Caerleon and J26 with the A4051 at Malpas Road.
Congestion is stretching to J24 at the Coldra. The incident is located in between the slip roads at J26, with Police closing the motorway at J25.
** CUSTOMER NOTICE ** Some delays to our services along Malpas Road due to a police incident we apologize for any inconvenience caused— Newport Bus (@NewportBus) April 16, 2014
The A4051 Northbound is closed, with queueing traffic reported due to a police incident on the Malpas roundabout at J26.
Traffic is unable to get to the northbound carriageway of the A4051, due to the incident.
Heading North from Newport City Centre along Malpas Road, traffic is only able to join the Westbound M4, whilst the incident is dealt with.
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