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One lane on the westbound carriageway of the M4 has reopened following a serious crash this morning, in which several people were injured.
ITV News reporter Alexandra Lodge has been at the scene of the crash and sent this report.
Gwent Police has urged drivers to avoid using the M4 near Newport until the site of the crash has been cleared.
Chief Inspector Paul Evans said: “We appreciate the closure is causing problems for motorists. However, the decision to do so is never taken lightly and we fully recognise the impact this has on motorists as well as the communities affected by diversions.
“We need to ensure we investigate every such collision thoroughly, gathering all evidence possible, and also ensuring the safety of everyone involved, as well as other motorists who will be using this road once it has reopened.
"We are grateful for the understanding and patience shown by drivers and their passengers today."
No life-threatening injuries were sustained in the multi-vehicle crash on the M4 this morning, police have confirmed.
The bus was carrying 57 students from abroad. A rest centre has been set up for the remaining bus passengers.
The M4 motorway currently remains partially closed in both directions at this time between junction 24 and 28 to allow critical investigation work to take place.
One lane on the westbound carriageway of the M4 has reportedly reopened following this morning's crash.
The damage to the front of the coach is clearly visible in this picture sent by our reporter Alexandra Lodge.
Emergency services attend a serious crash on the M4, which has hospitalised two people.
A bus driver involved in a crash on the M4 this morning has been taken to hospital, along with an injured passenger.
Meanwhile police have confirmed the bus was carrying around 57 students from abroad.