Warning over Severn Bridge congestion for Olympic football

First published in Olympics in Wales

TRAVELLERS are warned of possible congestion on the Severn Crossings this afternoon and tomorrow due to Olympic football at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

The women's football quarter final on between Brazil and Japan kicks off at 5pm tonight, while the men's quarter final tomorrow between Great Britain and South Korea starts at 7.30pm.

Major routes into Wales are likely to be very busy as spectators make their way to the stadium.

Drivers are advised to allow extra time to travel over the Severn Crossings into Wales. Routes that could also be busy include the M5 southbound between junction 14 and junction 15 and the M4 westbound from junction 19 in to Wales. The M49 may also experience an increase in traffic during these times.

People can use a range of Highways Agency mobile services to check the traffic conditions on the strategic road network before they set out or when parked services include an iPhone app, mobile website and regular updates on our Twitter feed at @HAtraffic_swest.

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