M4 traffic updates: Lanes are restricted after a lorry crash that has caused havoc.
A PERSON has been transported to the hospital as a result of a serious traffic collision on the M4, which has generated significant gridlock on the highway this morning.
After three lorries crashed yesterday, one lane was forced to close in both directions this morning. Due to the collision yesterday, traffic services are reporting substantial delays on the M4 travelling west. The delays were identified as being between J17, Chippenham, and J18, Bath, as of this morning.
Earlier this morning, traffic tracking firms stated there was no traffic moving.
Following the incident yesterday, emergency personnel are working to repair damage to barricades this morning.
As a result, two lanes are still restricted today.
The lane is still closed in both directions at J32, according to Traffic Wales.
This morning, a lane on J45 Ynysforgan and J46 Llangyfelach is also closed.
This morning, a another incident was recorded on J45 traveling eastbound.
“We are currently dealing with an incident heading eastbound at J45,” said Traffic Wales.
“Vehicles have been moved off the main road and are being recovered; please proceed with caution if you are passing through the area; emergency services are on their way.”
The first incident that precipitated this morning’s lane closure was reported yesterday afternoon.
Between J30 for Cardiff Gate and Pentwyn and J33 for Cardiff West Services and St Brides-super-Ely, three vehicles collided on the M4 near Cardiff.
An air ambulance was summoned to the scene due to the severity of the collision.
The crash was described as sounding like an explosion by several in the area.
“South Wales Police is on the scene of a road traffic collision on the M4,” a police spokesman stated at the time.
“The road between Junction 30 and 32 is closed in both directions.
“Motorists are encouraged to choose a different route.”
One of the lorries collided with the central reservation on the highway, according to traffic services.
The injured person’s condition is unknown.