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Queues for seven miles on M4 at Neath Port Talbot

Traffic is queuing for seven miles on the M4 eastbound, after a crash and a fire on the Briton Ferry Bridge.

The eastbound carriageway remains closed between J42 (A48, Earlswood Roundabout / Fabian Way) and J41 (A48 / B4286, Baglan, Pentyla).

The eastbound carriageway of the M4 is still closed between J42 and J41. Credit: Viewer's picture / Sophie Merriman

Both lanes on the M4 westbound have now re-opened, after one was closed for emergency services to deal with the incident.

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Long delays on M4 after crash and fire

There are major delays on the M4 this morning, after a crash and a vehicle fire on the Briton Ferry Bridge, in Neath Port Talbot.

Up to eight vehicles are involved.

The motorway remains closed eastbound between J42 (A48, Earlswood Roundabout / Fabian Way) and J41 (A48 / B4286, Baglan, Pentyla).

Traffic is queuing back to J46 (A48 / B4489, Llangyfelach) eastbound.

Travel time through the section of motorway is around 45 minutes.

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M4 closed eastbound 42/A48 to 41/Baglan due to an accident and a vehicle fire - long Qs - also a lane closed westbound 41-42 (08:34)

All lanes Westbound have re-opened but there is still congestion back to J38 (A48, Margam).

Tributes to Neath motorcyclist killed in crash

A motorcyclist who died in a crash on the A4109 in Neath Port Talbot has been named as 40-year-old Gregory Flowers, from Neath.

Two other vehicles travelling in the opposite direction were involved in the collision with his motorbike, at around 8.30am on Wednesday, between Crynant and Aberdulais.

Gregory Flowers has been described as a 'shining light' by his son. Credit: Family photograph

His wife, Liwsi, said: "My husband was a loving father of three children, Kyle, aged 20, Kira, 17 and Carys, 13. He was a loving husband of the late Angela Flowers."

“Greg was a close brother to Andrew, Alan and Matthew, son of Neil and Ann, grandson of Phylis and the late Gwyn Thomas, also grandson to Nancy and Harold Flowers."

“My husband was a loving and caring person who was larger than life, always smiling and loved by every person who came into contact with him."

“He was well-known in our local village and places he worked as a prison officer and later a probation support officer."

Greg’s son, Kyle, said: “My father was an amazing father and a positive influence on my life, together with my sisters’ lives. I would describe our dad as our best friend as well as being our light and strength. He was the shining light for all the family.”

Greg’s mother, Ann, added: “Greg was the sunshine of my world, always happy and helpful. No-one will ever replace him in this world. He gave the best hugs on numerous occasions, any time of the day and night."

“Being a mother to Greg and his brothers has been the best job in the world. I have been privileged and lucky to have had Greg in my life for 40 years.”

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