UPDATE 10.15am: The congestion has now eased and traffic is moving freely.

TRAFFIC is very slow on the M4 eastbound around Newport, because of a broken down car and an accident between junctions 25 (Caerleon) and 24 (Coldra)

The vehicles are now on the hard shoulder and all lanes are open again, but traffic is slow back to junction 28 (Tredegar Park) eastbound.

Traffic was held to move a car from the middle lane to the hard shoulder and to remove debris from the road.

There is also a broken down car on the hard shoulder.