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Fierce blaze closes M4

The scene between junctions 1 and 3 Credit: Twitter/Marcus Aurelius

A bus is on fire on the M4, closing the motorway in both directions between junctions 1 and 3. Those travelling on the opposite carriageway say they could feel the heat of the blaze. Firefighters have arrived at the scene.

Despite the dramatic pictures, no injuries have been reported. Credit: Twitter/Jack Elvin



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Blizzards in the Thames Valley

Snow blizzards have been causing difficult conditions on the roads in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and North Hampshire tonight.

There have been major problems along the M4 and in West Berkshire.

The problems started just before seven with heavy falls in Reading, Didcot, and Newbury.

Several centimetres of snow fell in just an hour.

Councils say gritters will be out overnight tying to keep roads clear.

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