M4 traffic updates: M4 lanes are ‘BLOCKED’ due to a terrible crash that has caused severe delays — M32 is also impacted.
Two lanes of the M4 motorway were closed this afternoon due to a lorry crash.
This morning, between J19 for Bristol and J20 for the Almondsbury Interchange, an accident occurred.
A lorry and a car were involved in the collision on the westbound stretch of the highway, according to traffic monitoring company Inrix.
According to the traffic bureau, a lorry crashed with one of the side barriers.
The incident occurred just before 10.30 a.m.
There have been no reports of injuries at this time.
The M4 westbound lanes one and two are still closed.
Motorists may expect up to four miles of traffic and a half-hour delay on their journeys.
“Two lanes stopped and traffic queueing due to accident involving a lorry and a car on M4 Westbound from junction 19, for the M32 (Bristol) to junction 20, for the M5 and junction 15,” Inrix reported (Almondsbury Interchange).
“The first and second (of four) lanes are closed. One of the side barriers was hit by the blue lorry.”
Highways England tweeted just after 11 p.m., “#M4 J19 Bristol to J20 #AlmondsburyInterchange westbound – Due to an accident, two lanes are temporarily restricted, causing traffic congestion in the region.
“Please pay attention to all signs and signals.”
“Due to this collision, there are long delays on the #M4 J19 (#M32) to J20 (#M5),” it continued.
“There is now 4 miles of traffic congestion, which will add approximately 30 minutes to usual travel times.”
Highways England reported queued traffic for roughly 45 minutes shortly before 12.30pm.
On the approach to J19, travellers face up to seven miles of traffic congestion.
The M4 stretches from London to South Wales and is one of the busiest highways in the UK.
The M4 is a 189-mile highway that runs through Reading, Bristol, Cardiff, and Swansea, among other major cities.
It also gives you access to Heathrow Airport’s five terminals.
Every day, an estimated 130,000 vehicles pass along this section of road.