Traffic updates as M4 Severn bridge closed by 'very serious' accident

The M4 Prince of Wales Bridge over the River Severn is closed as an air ambulance attends a “very serious” crash. All lanes have been closed from J22 to J23 following the incident this morning (September 4) and a diversion has been put in place. Motorists have been advised to use the M48 bridge as a diversion following the accident and traffic is queueing in both directions on the M4.

It was later confirmed the Severn bridge is likely to be closed for ‘several hours’. A diversion route has been put in place to avoid the crash site.

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Lorry leaves carriageway on M4 Severn Bridge

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In other traffic news, a high speed chase on the M5 ended near Weston-super-Mare, a 20mph speed limit mistake after a serious motorway crash saw dozens of drivers fined and another man built up GBP500 of fines for parking outside his own house.

Meanwhile, there are concerns that smart motorways, like those on the M4 and M5, may actually be dangerous.

If you are on the roads, please make sure it is safe and legal to contact us before doing so. 

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