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Fifteen-mile queue on M4 after accident near Newport

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There is a 15-mile queue and there are long delays on the M4 Eastbound.

The hold-up follows an accident.

The queue extends from before J26 to J33 and travel time is around 90 minutes. The incident is also affecting the A48(M) outbound before the M4 at J29.

There is congestion on the A48 Western Avenue to A469 Whitchurch Road / A470 North Road (Gabalfa Interchange)

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Crane breakdown brings 15-mile tailback to M4 in Newport

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One lane is closed and there is queueing traffic for 15-miles because of a broken down crane on the M4 Eastbound at St Julians Hill between J25 (Caerleon) and J24 (Coldra),

There is congestion to J30 (Cardiff Gate). Travel time is around 60 minutes.

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The crane has now been removed but delays are expected to continue for sometime.

'Tougher enforcement' for M4's speeding drivers

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Drivers that flout the Variable Speed Limit restrictions in place along a busy stretch of the M4 around Newport will face tougher enforcement action.

The warning is being issued ahead of a new safety campaign being launched today which aims to ensure drivers are more aware of and adhere to the variable speed limits in place on the M4 between Junctions 24 (Coldra) and 28 (Tredegar Park) before enforcement action is stepped up.

The Welsh Government introduced a Variable Speed Limit along this stretch of road in 2011 to reduce congestion and improve safety and journey time reliability.

Since its launch the scheme has helped to improve traffic flow and reduce the number of collisions along this stretch, with the majority of drivers adhering to the limits in place.

However, a minority of drivers continue to flout the displayed limits and act as if the restrictions do not apply to them so it is these motorists we are primarily targeting with this awareness campaign and subsequent enforcement action.

– Ken Skates AM, Economy and Infrastructure Secretary
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