Live – M4 closed as emergency services tackle lorry blaze

The M4 motorway is closed in both directions following a lorry fire on Friday (July 16). The eastbound and westbound carriageways are both shut between J14 A338 (Hungerford) and J15 A346 Marlborough Road (Swindon East) on the M4 near the Berkshire/Wiltshire border. It is unclear how many vehicles were involved in the accident, however, the emergency services, including Wiltshire Fire and Rescue, are at the scene and the police are trying to release cars that are caught up in the delays.

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At 3.08pm, traffic data agency, Inrix, said: “M4 in both directions closed, queueing traffic due to lorry fire between J14 A338 (Hungerford) and J15 A346 Marlborough Road (Swindon East). “Both carriageways have been closed for safety reasons. police are working to release trapped traffic from the scene.” Want the latest traffic news from across Berkshire as it comes in?

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